Definitions for "Hogshead"
Keywords:  cask, gallon, imperial, litre, barrel
An English measure of capacity, containing 63 wine gallons, or about 52½ imperial gallons; a half pipe.
A large cask or barrel, of indefinite contents; esp. one containing from 100 to 140 gallons.
a large wooden barrel capable of holding about 54 gallons.
A round, wooden container used to hold tobacco while it is transported, stored, or aged. Cardboard boxes and tersa bales are other packaging containers that serve the same purpose as hogsheads.
A cylindrical wooden container about four feet in diameter and four feet in height and holds approximately 1,000 pounds. A hogshead is composed of two mats and two heads.