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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 hogs·head /ˈhɔgzˌhɛd, ˈhɑgz-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hogs·head n.
 1. An English measure of capacity, containing 63 wine gallons, or about 52½ imperial gallons; a half pipe.
 Note:The London hogshead of beer was 54 beer gallons, the London hogshead of ale was 48 ale gallons. Elsewhere in England the ale and beer hogsheads held 51 gallons. These measures are no longer in use, except for cider.
 2. A large cask or barrel, of indefinite contents; esp. one containing from 100 to 140 gallons. [U. S.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a British unit of capacity for alcoholic beverages
      2: a large cask especially one holding 63 gals