Definition of keg noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    keg

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    noun
    BrE BrE//keɡ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//keɡ//
     
     
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  1. 1[countable] a round wooden or metal container with a flat top and bottom, used especially for storing beer, like a barrel but smaller
  2. 2[uncountable] (British English) = keg beer
  3. Word Origin early 17th cent.: variant of Scots and US dialect cag, from Old Norse kaggi.Extra examples Not all keg beers are pasteurized. Since the overthrow of the government, the country had been a powder keg waiting to explode. a keg of beer Most of our beer is packaged in 50 litre aluminium kegs.
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