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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. a British unit of capacity equal to 9 imperial gallons;

2. a small wooden keg;

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Firkin \Fir"kin\, n. [From AS. fe['o]wer four (or an allied word, perh. Dutch or Danish) + -kin. See Four.] 1. A varying measure of capacity, usually being the fourth part of a barrel; specifically, a measure equal to nine imperial gallons. [Eng.] [1913 Webster] 2. A small wooden vessel or cask of indeterminate size, -- used for butter, lard, etc. [U.S.] [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

firkin n 1: a British unit of capacity equal to 9 imperial gallons 2: a small wooden keg
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

Firkin Used only in John 2:6; the Attic amphora, equivalent to the Hebrew bath (q.v.), a measure for liquids containing about 8 7/8 gallons.
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

FIRKIN. A measure of capacity equal to nine gallons. The word firkin is also used to designate a weight, used for butter and cheese, of fifty-six pounds avoirdupois.