Tun (?), n. [AS. tunne. See Ton a weight.]


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.


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.



An indefinite large quantity.


A tun of man in thy large bulk is writ. Dryden.


A drunkard; -- so called humorously, or in contempt.

7. Zool.

Any shell belonging to Dolium and allied genera; -- called also tun-shell.


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Tun, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Tunned (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Tunning.]

To put into tuns, or casks.



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