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Formerly used throughout Europe as a measure of capacity or barrel type (also Oxhoved, Oxhufvud) for beer, wine and liquor. In the individual countries there were different volumes between 210 and 290 litres. This type of barrel was the precursor of the barrique. Four Oxhofts resulted in the French Tonneau. The name is derived from "ox skin", as wine was also stored in leather wine skins in the past. The Oxhoft corresponds to the Anglo-American Hogshead. See also under barrel types and hollow dimensions.

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