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An alcohol-water mixture or a beverage containing a standard amount of alcohol, the US standard being 100 proof, or 50 percent, of ethyl alcohol by volume at 60°F (approximately 15.6°C).
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1. (Brewing) (in Britain and Canada) a mixture of alcohol and water or an alcoholic beverage that contains 49.28 per cent of alcohol by weight, 57.1 per cent by volume at 51°F: up until 1980 used as a standard of alcoholic liquids
2. (Brewing) (in the US) a similar standard mixture containing 50 per cent of alcohol by volume at 60°F
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an alcoholic liquor containing one half of its volume of alcohol of a specific gravity of.7939 at 60° F.
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