noun Etymology: Middle French chauderon, from chaudere basin, from Late Latin caldaria — more at cauldron Date: 1615 any of various old units of measure varying from 32 to 72 imperial bushels

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  • Chaldron — Chal dron, n. [OF. chaldron, F. chaudron kettle. The same word as caldron.] An English dry measure, being, at London, 36 bushels heaped up, or its equivalent weight, and more than twice as much at Newcastle. Now used exclusively for coal and coke …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chaldron — (engl., spr. Tschahdronn), 1) englisches Getreidemaß, 1 Ch. = 4 Quarter = 26,45 preuß. Scheffel; 2) Kohlengewicht in Newcastle, 8 Ch. = 1 Keel = 53 Centner (à 112 Pfund), für Coaks werden 16 Ch. auf 1 Keel gerechnet …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Chaldron — (spr. tschaodrön, Chalder, Chaudron), engl. Kornmaß zu 4 Quarters, 1826 auf 1163,157 Lit. bestimmt, bis 1836 in London 4 Vats = 36 gehäufte Kohlenbushels enthaltend. Der Londoner C. gilt noch in den Vereinigten Staaten, gehäuft = 1308 Lit. für… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Chaldron — (spr. tschahldr n oder tschahdr n), früher auch Chaudron, Chalder, ursprünglich engl. Trockenmaß zu 4 Quarters; seit 1836 Steinkohlengewicht in London = 12191/4 kg, in Newcastle = 26921/2 kg …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Chaldron — (Tschadrön), engl. Steinkohlenmaß = 24 Zollctr. 989/10 Pfd …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • chaldron — [chôl′drən] n. [ME < OFr chauderon: see CALDRON] an old unit of dry measure, now used in Great Britain only for measuring coal or coke and equal to 36 bushels …   English World dictionary

  • Chaldron — A chaldron (also chauldron or chalder) was a dry English measure of volume, mostly used for coal; the word itself is an obsolete spelling of cauldron. It was used from the 13th century until 1963 when it was abolished by the Weights and Measures… …   Wikipedia

  • Chaldron — Einheit Norm angloamerikanisches Maßsystem, Alte Maße und Gewichte Einheitenname Chaldron (Chaudron, Chalder) Einheitenzeichen Chaldron Dimensionsname Volumen Dimensionssymbol …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • chaldron — noun An old English dry measure, containing four quarters. At London, 36 bushels heaped up, or its equivalent weight, and more than twice as much at Newcastle. Now used exclusively for coal and coke. The celdra or chaldron is employed in some… …   Wiktionary

  • Chaldron — Unit of dry measure, used of weights of grain. One chaldron = 36 *bushels; one bushel = 8 gallons. Cf. Quarter3 …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Chaldron — Chal|dron* [ tʃɔ:ldrən] das; s, s (aber: 3 ) <aus gleichbed. engl. chaldron> in Großbritannien verwendetes Hohlmaß von 1,3 m3 …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

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