Definition of Piggin

1. n. A small wooden pail or tub with an upright stave for a handle, -- often used as a dipper.



Definition of Piggin

1. Noun. (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. It was used on farms for scattering grain for the chickens, slopping the hogs, as a one-handed milk bucket, and as a grain scoop. ¹

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Definition of Piggin

1. a small wooden pail [n -S]

Medical Definition of Piggin

1. A small wooden pail or tub with an upright stave for a handle, often used as a dipper. Origin: Scot.; cf. Gael. Pigean, dim. Of pigeadh, pige, an earthen jar, pitcher, or pot, Ir. Pigin, pighead, W. Piccyn. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Piggin

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piggin (current term)
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Literary usage of Piggin

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1. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances by Charles Wareing Endell Bardsley (1901)
"piggins, piggin, Pickin, Picking. — Bapt. ' the son of Richard' (?). ... Anthony piggin and Sarah Ireland : Marriage Lie. (London), ii. 30. 1807. ..."

2. Catalogue of Specimens: Illustrative of the Composition and Manufacture of by Museum of Practical Geology (Great Britain), Henry Thomas De La Beche, Trenham Recks (1871)
"piggin, or small cup with rising handle, (fig. 103). Height, 2 inches; diameter of rim, ... piggin, similar to last, but handle broken off. G. 64. ..."

3. A Budget of Wit and Humour; Or, Morsels of Mirth for the Melancholy: A by William Valentine (1849)
"DADDY HAGUE AND AUNTY piggin. THIS was a conversation that passed between an old fashioned couple, and which I happened to be witness to. ..."

4. Lineage Book by Daughters of the American Revolution (1900)
"With her was her daughter, Elizabeth, aged ten, who carried a piggin. When the fort was attacked a lighted arrow from an Indian bow fell into the cradle of ..."

5. Time and Fateby Lance Price by Lance Price (2005)
"Stephen piggin and I need to have a talk." After poking his head into several of the offices in the labyrinthine corridors of Number 10, Danny Oliver ..."

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