"large cask or barrel," late 14c., presumably on some perceived resemblance. The original liquid measure was 63 old wine gallons (by a statute of 1423); later anywhere from 100 to 140 gallons. Borrowed into other Germanic languages, oddly, as ox-head (Dutch okshoofd, German oxhoft, Swedish oxhufvud).
1. He hid the lantern in Huck's sugar hogshead and the watch began.
来自英汉文学 - 汤姆历险
2. His thick arms crossed on his hogshead of a chest.
3. His thick arms crossed on a hogshead of a chest.