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Definition of Hogshead

Hogshead
Hogshead Hogs"head, n. [D. okshoofd; akin to Sw. oxhufvud, Dan. oxehoved, G. oxhoft; apparently meaning orig., ox head, but it is not known why this name was given. Cf. Ox, Head.] 1. An English measure of capacity, containing 63 wine gallons, or about 52? imperial gallons; a half pipe. Note: The London hogshead of beer was 54 beer gallons, the London hogshead of ale was 48 ale gallons. Elsewhere in England the ale and beer hogsheads held 51 gallons. These measures are no longer in use, except for cider. 2. A large cask or barrel, of indefinite contents; esp. one containing from 100 to 140 gallons. [U. S.]

Meaning of Hogshead from wikipedia

- A hogshead (abbreviated "hhd", plural "hhds") is a large cask of liquid (or, less often, of a food commodity). More specifically, it refers to a specified...
- wine hogshead. hogshead (Ale) In the mid-15th century the ale hogshead was defined as 48 ale or beer gallons (221.8 L). In 1688 the ale hogshead was redefined...
- and wine cooperage industries.[clarification needed] Examples include a hogshead of 300 L (66 imp gal; 79 US gal), a barrique of 220 L (48 imp gal; 58 US gal)...
- Head cheese (Dutch: hoofdkaas) or brawn is a cold cut terrine or meat jelly that originated in Europe[where?]. It is made with flesh from the head of a...
- Sally Hogshead (born[when?]) is a New York Times bestselling author, National Speakers ****ociation Hall of Fame speaker, chief executive officer of How...
- Hogshead Publishing was a British game company that produced role-playing games and game supplements. In October 1994, James Wallis founded Hogshead Publishing...
- Nancy Hogshead-Makar (born April 17, 1962), née Nancy Lynn Hogshead, is an American swimmer who represented the United States at the 1984 Summer Olympics...
- maker" or cooper (coopers also make buckets, vats, tubs, butter churns, hogsheads, firkins, kegs, kilderkins, tierces, rundlets, puncheons, pipes, tuns...
- teaspoon, tablespoon; gill, quart, gallon, barrel; cord, peck, bushel, hogshead. The smallest volume known to be occupied by matter is probably the proton...
- The butt is an obsolete English measure of liquid volume equalling two hogsheads, being between 450 and 1,060 litres (99 and 233 imp gal; 120 and 280 US gal)...