Top Definition
A large cask for liquids, usually containing liquor; a liquid
measure containing 63 old wine-gallons (equal to 52 imperial gallons).

Abbreviated hhd.

This content was prescribed by a statute of 1423: "The London hogshead of beer contained 54 gallons, that of ale 48 gallons; elsewhere the hogshead of ale or beer contained 51 gallons."
"That fool Leroy guzzles a HOGSHEAD of Old English every week!"
by Jango Fett Jr. April 29, 2005
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