British capacity unit


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Noun1.British capacity unit - a unit of measure for capacity officially adopted in the British Imperial System; British units are both dry and wet
liquid measure, liquid unit - a unit of capacity for liquids (for measuring the volumes of liquids or their containers)
dry measure, dry unit - a unit of capacity for dry commodities (as fruit or grain)
bbl, barrel - any of various units of capacity; "a barrel of beer is 31 gallons and a barrel of oil is 42 gallons"
minim - a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 1/60th fluid dram or 0.059194 cubic centimeters
fluid drachm, fluid dram, fluidram, drachm - a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 60 minims or 3.5516 cubic centimeters
fluid ounce, fluidounce - a British imperial unit of capacity or volume (liquid or dry) equal to 8 fluid drams or 28.416 cubic centimeters (1.734 cubic inches)
gill - a British imperial capacity unit (liquid or dry) equal to 5 fluid ounces or 142.066 cubic centimeters
pint - a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 4 gills or 568.26 cubic centimeters
quart - a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 2 pints or 1.136 liters
congius, Imperial gallon, gallon - a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 4 quarts or 4.545 liters
peck - a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 2 gallons
bushel - a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 4 pecks
firkin - a British unit of capacity equal to 9 imperial gallons
kilderkin - an obsolete British unit of capacity equal to 18 Imperial gallons
quarter - a quarter of a hundredweight (28 pounds)
hogshead - a British unit of capacity for alcoholic beverages
chaldron - a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 36 bushels
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