Vessel For Holding Liquids
This jug s a type of container for liquid. It has a wide opening, from which to pour or drink, and nearly always has some kind of handle. One could imagine a jug being made from nearly any watertight material, but most jugs throughout history have been made from clay, glass, or plastic. In American English usage, a jug is a large container with an opening and a handle for liquids.
Government Printing Office The Official Gazette of the United States Patent Office (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1895)