Firkin

Fir"kin

(?), n. [From AS. fewer four (or an allied word, perh. Dutch or Danish) + -kin. See Four.] 1. A varying measure of capacity, usually being the fourth part of a barrel; specifically, a measure equal to nine imperial gallons. [Eng.]
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2. A small wooden vessel or cask of indeterminate size, -- used for butter, lard, etc. [U.S.]
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