hogs|head

hogs|head
hogs|head «HOGZ hehd, HGZ-», noun.
1. a large barrel or cask. In the United States, a hogshead contains from 63 to 140 gallons; in Great Britain it contains from 50 to 100 gallons.
2. a liquid measure equal to 63 gallons.

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