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n. Abbr. hl
A metric unit of volume equal to 100 liters.
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or hek•to•liter

(ˈhɛk təˌli tər)

a unit of capacity equal to 100 liters (2.8378 U.S. bushels or 26.418 U.S. gallons). Abbr.: hl
[1800–10; < French hectolitre]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hectoliter - a metric unit of volume or capacity equal to 100 liters
metric capacity unit - a capacity unit defined in metric terms
dal, decaliter, decalitre, dekaliter, dekalitre, dkl - a metric unit of volume or capacity equal to 10 liters
cubic meter, cubic metre, kiloliter, kilolitre - a metric unit of volume or capacity equal to 1000 liters
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The deal, expected to close next month, covers Thai Amarit's one million hectoliter per year brewery on a 53.72-acre site in Pathum Thani province near Bangkok and another smaller property in Bangkok.
Tuxtepac, which will be expanded by the end of 2006 to reach total capacity of 60 million hectoliters, will become the company's second largest brewery after its 20 million hectoliter Zacatecas plant.
A hectoliter is the equivalent of about 133 standard wine bottles.
Ang, chairman of San Miguel Brewery Inc., said ideally the company would like to build a 2-million hectoliter brewery in Vietnam, possibly in its 200-hectare property in Ho Chi Minh.
Thanks to the modernization of breweries in the country, for the past 20 years the average water consumption for the production of hectoliter (100 liters) of finished beer has decreased by almost 5 times, from 15 to 20 hectoliters of 3 - 5 hectoliters / 1 hectoliter of beer.
Hectoliter weight: During the first year, achieved the highest test weight at NP1K variant (67.72 kg hl-1), while the lowest test weight was the NK treatment (63.56 kg hl-1).
However, in 2008, with the votes of the Conservatives from the Parliament's Homeland Union and Christian Democratic Party, the excise tax was doubled, skyrocketing up to 4,416 litas per a hectoliter (100 liters) of pure ethyl alcohol.
On the import side, the two leaders were separated by only a few thousand hectoliters (1 hectoliter = 26.4 gallons), after big gains by the United Kingdom.
on a $100 million, 1.5 million hectoliter brewery just outside Havana.
Ltd., plans to build a 1.5-million hectoliter brewery to keep pace with increasing domestic beer consumption-and to be ready for an onslaught of U.S.
In a separate action, activists used sledgehammers to smash the valves off 13 tanks at a distillery near Montpellier, leaving more than 10,000 hectolitres of Chilean wine gushing down the streets (1 hectoliter =26.4 U.S.
Some estimates have put the amount of surplus wine across Europe at 10 million hectoliters (1 hectoliter = 26.42 gallons).