Tun

Definition of Tun

Pronunciation: tŭn
n.1.A large cask; an oblong vessel bulging in the middle, like a pipe or puncheon, and girt with hoops; a wine cask.
2.(Brewing) A fermenting vat.
3.A certain measure for liquids, as for wine, equal to two pipes, four hogsheads, or 252 gallons. In different countries, the tun differs in quantity.
4.(Com.) A weight of 2,240 pounds. See Ton.
5.An indefinite large quantity.
A tun of man in thy large bulk is writ.
- Dryden.
6.A drunkard; - so called humorously, or in contempt.
7.(Zool.) Any shell belonging to Dolium and allied genera; - called also tun-shell.
v. t.1.To put into tuns, or casks.
[imp. & p. p. Tunned ; p. pr. & vb. n. Tunning.]

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barrel, cask
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