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Webster 1913 Edition


Piggin

Pig′gin

,
Noun.
[Scot.; cf. Gael.
pigean
, dim. of
pigeadh
,
pige
, an earthen jar, pitcher, or pot, Ir.
pigin
,
pighead
, W.
piccyn
.]
A small wooden pail or tub with an upright stave for a handle, – often used as a dipper.

Webster 1828 Edition


Piggin

PIG'GIN

,
Noun.
A small wooden vessel with an erect handle, used as a dipper.

Definition 2022


piggin

piggin

English

Noun

piggin (plural piggins)

  1. (dialect) A small pail, can or ladle with the handle on the side; a lading-can. In the colonial era, some buckets were made like a small barrel, but with one stave left extra long. This stave would be carved into a handle so the bucket could be used as an oversized scoop for scattering grain, slopping the hogs, etc.

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