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Meaning of TUN

Pronunciation:  tun

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a large cask especially one holding a volume equivalent to 2 butts or 252 gals

TUN is a 3 letter word that starts with T.


 See Also: barrel, cask



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Tun\, n. [AS. tunne. See {Ton} a weight.]
    1. A large cask; an oblong vessel bulging in the middle, like
       a pipe or puncheon, and girt with hoops; a wine cask.
    2. (Brewing) A fermenting vat.
    3. 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.
    4. (Com.) A weight of 2,240 pounds. See {Ton}. [R.]
    5. An indefinite large quantity. --Shak.
             A tun of man in thy large bulk is writ. --Dryden.
    6. A drunkard; -- so called humorously, or in contempt.
    7. (Zo["o]l.) Any shell belonging to Dolium and allied
       genera; -- called also {tun-shell}.
  2. \Tun\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Tunned}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To put into tuns, or casks. --Boyle.