What Is the Definition of Hogshead?


The word hogshead refers to a large cask or barrel. It can also mean any of a range of units of capacity particularly equal to 238 liters. This word's first documented use dates back to the 14th century.
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[hawgz-hed, hogz-]
a large cask, especially one containing from 63 to 140 gallons (238 to 530 liters).
any of various units of liquid measure, especially one equivalent to 63 gallons (238 liters). Abbreviation: hhd
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hogshead: a British unit of capacity for alcoholic beverages; a large cask especially one holding 63 gals
HOGSHEAD. A measure of wine, oil, and the like, containing half a pipe; the fourth part of a tun, or sixty-three gallons.
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