hectoliter
noun Etymology: French hectolitre, from hect- + litre liter Date: 1810 — see metric system table

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  • Hectoliter — Hec to*li ter, Hectolitre Hec to*li tre, n. [F. hectolitre, fr. Gr. ? hundred + F. litre a liter.] A measure of liquids, containing a hundred liters; equal to a tenth of a cubic meter, nearly 261/2 gallons of wine measure, or 22.0097 imperial… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hectoliter — [hek′tə lēt΄ər] n. [Fr hectolitre: see HECTO & LITER] one hundred liters (26.4179 gallons liquid measure or 2.8378 bushels dry measure): abbrev. hl Brit. sp.Brit. hectolitre …   English World dictionary

  • hectoliter — (hL or hl)    a common metric unit of volume. The hectoliter equals 100 liters, 0.1 cubic meter, 26.417 U.S. liquid gallons, 21.999 British Imperial gallons, or 3.5315 cubic feet …   Dictionary of units of measurement

  • hectoliter — /hek teuh lee teuhr/, n. a unit of capacity equal to 100 liters, equivalent to 2.8378 U.S. bushels, or 26.418 U.S. gallons. Abbr.: hl Also, hektoliter; esp. Brit., hectolitre. [1800 10; < F hectolitre. See HECTO , LITER] * * * …   Universalium

  • hectoliter — One hundred liters, the equivalent of 105.7 quarts or 26.4 American (22 imperial) gallons. * * * hec·to·li·ter or chiefly Brit hec·to·li·tre hek tə .lēt ər n a metric unit of capacity equal to 100 liters …   Medical dictionary

  • hectoliter — англ. = hectolitre …   Англо-русский толковый словарь "Вино"

  • hectoliter — hektÉ™lɪːtÉ™(r) n. unit of measure equal to 100 liters …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hectoliter — hec·to·liter …   English syllables

  • hectoliter — hec•to•li•ter or hektoliter [[t]ˈhɛk təˌli tər[/t]] n. wam a unit of capacity equal to 100 liters (2.8378 U.S. bushels or 26.418 U.S. gallons) Abbr.: hl • Etymology: 1800–10; < F hectolitre …   From formal English to slang

  • hectoliter — noun a metric unit of volume or capacity equal to 100 liters • Syn: ↑hectolitre, ↑hl • Hypernyms: ↑metric capacity unit • Part Holonyms: ↑kiloliter, ↑kilolitre, ↑cubic meter, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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