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Definition of Tun

A large cask; an oblong vessel bulging in the middle, like a pipe or puncheon, and girt with hoops; a wine cask.

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.

A weight of 2,240 pounds. See Ton.

An indefinite large quantity.

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

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

To put into tuns, or casks.

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