All Words Glossary

Glossary of Weights and Measures Terms
beginning with letter K
Browse the Weights and Measures Glossary
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

keg Tweet Definition of keg Like Definition of keg on Facebook
noun
  1. A round wooden container that has a flat top and bottom, often used to store beer.
KG Tweet Definition of KG Like Definition of KG on Facebook
initialism
  1. Knight of the Garter
kilderkin Tweet Definition of kilderkin Like Definition of kilderkin on Facebook
noun
  1. A small barrel.
  2. An old English liquid measure, usually being half a barrel; containing 18 English beer gallons, or nearly twenty-two gallons, United States measure.
    Quotations
    • 1882: 23 Hen. VIII, cap. 4... The barrel of beer is to hold 36 gallons, the kilderkin 18 gallons the firkin 9. But the barrel, kilderkin, and firkin of ale are to contain 32, 16, and 8 gallons. — James Edwin Thorold Rogers, A History of Agriculture and Prices in England, Volume 4, p. 205.
kilo Tweet Definition of kilo Like Definition of kilo on Facebook
noun
  1. Short form of kilogram.
  2. The letter K in the ICAO spelling alphabet.
kiloton Tweet Definition of kiloton Like Definition of kiloton on Facebook
noun
  1. a measure of the strength of an explosion or a bomb based on how many thousand tons of TNT would be needed to produce the same energy.
    • That's a 300-kiloton nuclear warhead.
kip Tweet Definition of kip Like Definition of kip on Facebook
noun
  1. (context, colloquial, informal) sleep, Sleep, snooze, nap, forty winks, doze, siesta.
    • I"m just going for my afternoon .
      1. (obsolete) Piece of flat wood used to throw the coins in a game of two-up.
      2. Very untidy house or room.
      3. A unit of force equal to 1000 pounds-force (lbf) (4.44822 kilonewtons or 4448.22 newtons) or sometimes equal to 1000 avoirdupois pounds.
      4. (context, gymnastics) A move or maneuver from below the equipment to above it.
      5. The unit of currency in Laos, divided into 100 att, symbol ₭.
verb (kip, p, ing)
  1. To sleep.
    • Don"t worry, I"ll on the sofabed.
kl Tweet Definition of kl Like Definition of kl on Facebook
abbreviation
  1. kilolitre, kiloliter
KM Tweet Definition of KM Like Definition of KM on Facebook
initialism
  1. Knowledge Management

Browse the Dictionary
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

 Find:
  Words Starting With:
  Words Ending With:
  Words Containing:
  Words That Match:

 
Translate Into:
Dutch   French   German
  
Italian   Spanish
    Show results per page.

   
Allwords Copyright 1998-2019 All rights reserved.



© Copyright 2019 allwords.com.