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    tun (tn)
    n.
    1. A large cask for liquids, especially wine.
    2. A measure of liquid capacity, especially one equivalent to approximately 252 gallons (954 liters).
    [Middle English, from Old English tunne, possibly of Celtic origin.]
    The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2009. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
    tun [t?n]
    n
    1. a large beer cask
    2. (Mathematics & Measurements / Units) a measure of capacity, usually equal to 252 wine gallons
    3. (Miscellaneous Technologies / Brewing) a cask used during the manufacture of beer
    vb tuns, tunning, tunned
    (Miscellaneous Technologies / Brewing) (tr) to put into or keep in tuns
    [Old English tunne; related to Old High German, Old Norse tunna, Medieval Latin tunna]



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