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Definition of TUN

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Tun \Tun\ (t[u^]n), 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. [1913 Webster]

     2. (Brewing) A fermenting vat.
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     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. [1913 Webster]

     4. (Com.) A weight of 2,240 pounds. See {Ton}. [R.] [1913 Webster]

     5. An indefinite large quantity. --Shak.
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              A tun of man in thy large bulk is writ. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

     6. A drunkard; -- so called humorously, or in contempt.
                                                    --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

     7. (Zool.) Any shell belonging to {Dolium} and allied genera;
        -- called also {tun-shell}.
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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Tun \Tun\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Tunned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tunning}.] To put into tuns, or casks. --Boyle. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]


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