Definitions of tun

  1. To put into a tun.
  2. To put into tuns, or casks.
  3. To put into casks.
  4. To put into large casks.
  5. A large cask; an oblong vessel bulging in the middle, like a pipe or puncheon, and girt with hoops; a wine cask.
  6. A fermenting vat.
  7. 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.
  8. A weight of 2, 240 pounds. See Ton.
  9. An indefinite large quantity.
  10. A drunkard; - so called humorously, or in contempt.
  11. Any shell belonging to Dolium and allied genera; - called also tun- shell.
  12. ( orig.) A large cask: then a measure of capacity for liquids- 2 pipes, 4 hogsheads, or 252 gallons.
  13. A large cask; measure of four hogsheads.
  14. A measure of weight, either 2, 000 pounds ( a short ton), or 2, 240 pounds ( a long ton).
  15. A measure of 40 to 100 cubic feet. See TONNAGE.
  16. A large cask; fermenting- vat.
  17. A brew.
  18. A varying measure of capacity.
  19. A large cask; a measure consisting of 4 hhds. or two pipes; a drunkard.
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