Definition of Hogshead

1. Noun. A British unit of capacity for alcoholic beverages.

Generic synonyms: British Capacity Unit, Imperial Capacity Unit
Terms within: Barrel, Bbl



2. Noun. A large cask especially one holding 63 gals.
Generic synonyms: Barrel, Cask

Definition of Hogshead

1. n. An English measure of capacity, containing 63 wine gallons, or about 52½ imperial gallons; a half pipe.

Definition of Hogshead

1. Noun. An English measure of capacity for liquids, containing 63 wine gallons, or about 52 1/2 imperial gallons; a half pipe. ¹

2. Noun. A large cask or barrel, of indefinite contents; especially one containing from 100 to 140 gallons. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hogshead

1. a large cask [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hogshead

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hognoses
hognosesnake
hognut
hognuts
hogo
hogpen
hogpens
hogreeve
hogreeves
hogringer
hogringers
hogs
hogscore
hogscores
hogshead (current term)
hogsheads
hogskin
hogskins
hogsties
hogsty
hogsucker
hogswallop
hogtie
hogtied
hogtieing
hogties
hogtying
hogwaller
hogwallers

Literary usage of Hogshead

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1. United States Supreme Court Reports by United States Supreme Court, Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1901)
"It provides, in express terms, that each hogshead thus packed shall be marked with the name and residence of the owner. It is necessary, therefore, ..."

2. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1883)
"Section 10 is as follows: " It shall be the duty of each tobacco inspector to cause each hogshead of tobacco landed or delivered at the warehouse to which ..."

3. The Works of Francis Bacon by Francis Bacon, William Rawley (1858)
"For no one can be so demented by abstract subtleties as to imagine that one hogshead of water contains as much matter as ten; or that one hogshead of air ..."

4. Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by William B. Dana (1844)
"That from and after the 1st day of May, 1844, it shall be the duty of each and every inspector of tobacco, when a hogshead or cask of tobacco is opened for ..."

5. Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by William B. Dana (1844)
"That from and after the 1st day of May, 1844, il shall be the duty of each and every inspector of tobacco, when a hogshead or cask of tobacco is opened for ..."

6. Transactions and Collections of the American Antiquarian Society by American Antiquarian Society (1885)
"upon this Deponent w" 1 others did help put in the said hogshead that night into the said boate & in the next morning the boate did not rise but sunke to ..."

7. The Works of Francis Bacon by Francis Bacon, James Spedding, William Rawley, Robert Leslie Ellis, Douglas Denon Heath (1870)
"But if it be demonstrated that one hogshead of water turned into air is equal ... And one hogshead of air, as has been just granted, is only a tenth part of ..."

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