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tun - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'tun' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Tun [ n.]
- A large cask; an oblong vessel bulging in the middle, like a pipe or puncheon, and girt with hoops; a wine cask.
- A fermenting vat.
- 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.
- A weight of 2,240 pounds. See Ton.
- An indefinite large quantity.
- A drunkard; -- so called humorously, or in contempt.
- Any shell belonging to Dolium and allied genera; -- called also tun-shell.
2 . Tun [ v. i.]
- To put into tuns, or casks.