Kilderkin


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KILDERKIN. A measure of capacity equal to eighteen gallons. See Measure.

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Mark Pacy, of Kilderkin Court, Parkside, ran after his white Ford Transit as the thief sped off along MacAulay Road in Wyken on Tuesday morning.
The Firkin, Kilderkin, Barrel and the Hogshead - all named after beer containers - cost between pounds 4379 and pounds 16,500.
Beer barrels come in several sizes: a pin is four-and-a-half gallons; a firkin holds nine gallons, a kilderkin is 18 gallons; a barrel holds 36 gallons; and a hogshead has a 54-gallon capacity.