Adjective "keg" definition and examples

(Keg may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


A small barrel, especially one of less than 10 gallons or (in the US) 30 gallons.
  1. 'He will know how many pints can be got out of a keg of beer, and what percentage can be attributed to ‘evaporation’.'
  2. 'Lauren returned with a few bottles of wine and Gregory with a large keg of ale.'
  3. 'After this it will be stored for conditioning, filtered, then packaged in bottles, cans or kegs.'
  4. 'In the early days of quarrying, one-foot holes were made and whole kegs of gunpowder used in blasting.'
  5. 'Aside from that there was a large barrel of mead and a keg of fine ale.'
  6. 'Scott had ordered a keg of beer and that was that.'
  7. 'It was a sad day because it was a very old pub with its traditional style of old furniture, beer kegs, liquor bottles, grocery products and photographs.'
  8. 'On top of that there were also three kegs of beer.'
  9. 'With the beer keg now open, the partygoers downed some schnapps and attacked the beer.'
  10. 'It is very difficult to weigh or otherwise measure the contents of a keg of beer to determine consumption.'

More definitions

1. a small cask or barrel, usually holding from 5 to 10 gallons (19 to 38 liters).

2. a unit of weight, equal to 100 pounds (45 kilograms), used for nails.

3. Also, kegger. a keg party; beer bust.

More examples(as adjective)

"markets can be keg."


Early 17th century: variant of Scots and US dialect cag, from Old Norse kaggi.