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butt (n.2) Explained

butt (n.2) at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

"barrel," 1385, from Anglo-Norm. but and O.Fr. bot/bout, from L.L. buttis "cask," probably from Gk. (see bottle). Usually a cask holding 108 to 140 gallons, or roughly two hogsheads, but the measure varied greatly. ///