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jug

noun uk   /dʒʌɡ/ us  

jug noun (CONTAINER)

B1 [C] UK (US pitcher) a container for holding liquids that has a handle and a shaped opening at the top for pouring: a glass/plastic jug a milk/water jug [C] US a large, round container for liquids that has a flat base, a handle, and a very narrow raised opening at the top for pouring: a whiskey jug [C] the amount of liquid that a jug holds: a jug of milk

jug noun (PRISON)

[U] UK old-fashioned slang prison: I always knew he'd end up in (the) jug.
jugful
noun [C] uk   /ˈdʒʌɡ.fʊl/ us  
the amount held by a jug: There was a jugful of water on each table.
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