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or dek·a·li·ter  (dĕk′ə-lē′tər)
n. Abbr. dal or dkl
A metric unit of volume equal to 10 liters.


or dec•a•li•ter

(ˈdɛk əˌli tər)

a unit of capacity equal to 10 liters (9.08 quarts U.S. dry measure or 2.64 gallons U.S. liquid measure). Abbr.: dal
[1800–10; < French]
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Noun1.decaliter - a metric unit of volume or capacity equal to 10 liters
metric capacity unit - a capacity unit defined in metric terms
cubic decimeter, cubic decimetre, l, liter, litre - a metric unit of capacity, formerly defined as the volume of one kilogram of pure water under standard conditions; now equal to 1,000 cubic centimeters (or approximately 1.75 pints)
hectoliter, hectolitre, hl - a metric unit of volume or capacity equal to 100 liters
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