a small cask or barrel, usually holding from 5 to 10 gallons (19 to 38 liters).
a unit of weight, equal to 100 pounds (45 kilograms), used for nails.
Also, kegger. a keg party; beer bust.

1585–95; earlier cag < Old Norse kaggi Unabridged
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keg (kɛɡ)
1.  a small barrel with a capacity of between five and ten gallons
2.  (Brit)
 a.  an aluminium container in which beer is transported and stored
 b.  Also called: keg beer beer kept in a keg: it is infused with gas and served under pressure
[C17: variant of Middle English kag, of Scandinavian origin; related to Old Norse kaggi cask]

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Main Entry:  kegger1
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a party featuring beer supplied in kegs, esp. at a college; also called keg party
Etymology:  1968-73
Usage:  informal
Main Entry:  kegger2
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a keg of beer
Etymology:  1968-73's 21st Century Lexicon
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Word Origin & History

1452, from O.N. kaggi "keg, cask," of unknown origin. Specific sense of "barrel of beer" is from 1945.
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