Meaning of hogshead

hogs•head

Pronunciation: (hôgz'hed", hogz'-), [key]
— n.
  1. a large cask, esp. one containing from 63 to 140 gallons (238 to 530 liters).
  2. any of various units of liquid measure, esp. one equivalent to 63 gallons (238 liters). Abbr.: hhd
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