- A varying measure of capacity, usually being the fourth part of a barrel; specifically, a measure equal to nine imperial gallons. [Eng.]
- 1882: 23 Hen. VIII, cap. 4... The barrel of beer is to hold 36 gallons, the kilderkin 18 gallons the firkin 9. But the barrel, kilderkin, and firkin of ale are to contain 32, 16, and 8 gallons. â€” James Edwin Thorold Rogers, A History of Agriculture and Prices in England, Volume 4, p. 205.
- A small wooden vessel or cask of indeterminate size, -- used for butter, lard, etc. [U.S.]
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