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hogshead

Previously used throughout Europe hollow measure or a barrel type (also Oxhoved, Oxhufvud) for beer, wine and schnapps. The individual countries had different volumes between 210 and 290 liters. This type of barrel was the forerunner of the Barrique, Four Oxhofts yielded the French Tonneau, The name is derived from "ox skin", since wine used to be in leather too wineskins was kept. The Oxhoft corresponds to the Anglo-American Hogshead, See also below drum types and capacity measures,

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