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Definition of firkin:

  1. A small wooden vessel or cask of indeterminate size, - used for butter, lard, etc.
  2. A varying measure of capacity, usually being the fourth part of a barrel; specifically, a measure equal to nine imperial gallons.

Synonyms:

keg, barrel, puncheon, kilderkin, pipe, rundlet, butt, hogshead, tun.

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