HyperDic: british_capacity_unit

English > 1 sense of the expression British capacity unit:
NOUNquantityBritish capacity unit, Imperial capacity unita unit of measure for capacity officially adopted in the British Imperial System
English > British capacity unit: 1 sense > noun 1, quantity
MeaningA unit of measure for capacity officially adopted in the British Imperial System; British units are both dry and wet.
SynonymImperial capacity unit
Narrowerbarrel, bblAny of various units of capacity
bushelA British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 4 pecks
chaldronA British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 36 bushels
firkinA British unit of capacity equal to 9 imperial gallons
fluidounce, fluid ounceA British imperial unit of capacity or volume (liquid or dry) equal to 8 fluid drams or 28.416 cubic centimeters (1.734 cubic inches)
fluidram, fluid dram, fluid drachm, drachmA British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 60 minims or 3.5516 cubic centimeters
gallon, Imperial gallon, congiusA British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 4 quarts or 4.545 liters
gillA British imperial capacity unit (liquid or dry) equal to 5 fluid ounces or 142.066 cubic centimeters
hogsheadA British unit of capacity for alcoholic beverages
kilderkinAn obsolete British unit of capacity equal to 18 Imperial gallons
minimA British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 1/60th fluid dram or 0.059194 cubic centimeters
peckA British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 2 gallons
pintA British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 4 gills or 568.26 cubic centimeters
quartA British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 2 pints or 1.136 liters
quarterA quarter of a hundredweight (28 pounds)
Broaderdry unit, dry measureA unit of capacity for dry commodities (as fruit or grain)
liquid unit, liquid measureA unit of capacity for liquids / liquids (for measuring the volumes of liquids / liquids or their containers)

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