Definition of milk churn in English:

milk churn


  • A large metal container for milk.

    ‘I can still hear the clang of the milk churns as they were dropped at the back door’
    • ‘Drinking water was brought in daily in milk churns loaded on a horsedrawn cart.’
    • ‘Every morning, I would take a 40 gallon milk churn to nearby abbatoirs and collect warm, fresh pig's blood to make the puddings.’
    • ‘Railway gardens could feature anything from a few milk churns full of geraniums to a sophisticated French knot garden.’
    • ‘A trolley on the platforms was used to convey the milk churns to the train.’
    • ‘Hathaway milk churns were made from wood, and were fitted with a trademark red iron plate.’
    • ‘I started when I was nine years old going round with my father with a horse and float with milk churns.’
    • ‘Excavators discovered an iron plaque from a milk churn made at Chippenham's Hathaway factory.’
    • ‘Silver milk churns will make the perfect containers for your wedding table centres if you are going for a relaxed country rustic feel.’
    • ‘He could harness the pony and cart, he could even manoeuvre the heavy milk churn on to the back of the cart.’
    • ‘On top of the milk churn was a pile of neatly folded Hessian sacks.’