jug - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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  1. 1
    British a container from which you pour liquids such as water or milk. The usual American word is pitcher

    a measuring jug

    1. a.
      the liquid in a jug, or the amount that a jug contains

      a jug of water

  2. 2
    American a large container for liquids with a very narrow top that can be closed by a cork