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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  Kilderkin \Kil"der*kin\, n. [OD. kindeken, kinneken, a small
     barrel, orig., a little child, fr. kind child; akin to G.
     kind, and to E. kin.]
     A small barrel; an old liquid measure containing eighteen
     English beer gallons, or nearly twenty-two gallons, United
     States measure. [Written also {kinderkin}.]

     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:

       n : an obsolete British unit of capacity equal to 18 Imperial

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) [bouvier]:

  KILDERKIN. A measure of capacity equal to eighteen gallons. See Measure. 

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