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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Tun  \Tun\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Tunned};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  To  put  into  tuns,  or  casks.  --Boyle. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Tun  \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}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  a  large  cask  especially  one  holding  a  volume  equivalent  to  2 
  butts  or  252  gals 

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