#7 New Vocabulary Word: December 7, 2017
By Alice Henry
December 7, 2017 11:18pm CST
I am currently reading a novel about a sailing ship and found this word. I’m sure that some of you will be familiar with it but there may be several that are not. The word is: HOGSHEAD It doesn’t mean a hog’s head. What it means is a large barrel. The sentence in which it was used is: Hogsheads of fresh water and other provisions were stowed in the ship’s hold. I had heard the word before and knew what it meant, but I thought it was an interesting word to share.
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• Riga, Latvia
I had heard this word. It is as usual in the English language you have to know when words are written together and when not. So when you write hogshead it means large barrel but if you wrote hog's head it would be the head of a hog. Always interesting to note these things. I believe one time I mistakenly wrote a word together that I shouldn't have done and would up not only with a mistake but a totally different meaning of something.