\tˈapɪt hˈɛn], \tˈapɪt hˈɛn], \t_ˈa_p_ɪ_t h_ˈɛ_n]\
Definitions of TAPPIT HEN
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A hen with a crest: a colloquial term denoting a kind of tankard containing 3 quarts, or according to some 1 quart, so named from the knob on the lid as being supposed to resemble a crested hen. "Their hostess appeared with a huge pewter measuring-pot, containing at least three English quarts, familiarly denominated a tappit-hen."-Sir W. Scott.
By Daniel Lyons