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a unit of volume equal to one cubic meter
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steer – to guide or direct the course of; a young ox castrated and raised for beef
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n. Abbr. s
A unit of volume equal to one cubic meter.
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(Units) a unit used to measure volumes of stacked timber equal to one cubic metre (35.315 cubic feet)
[C18: from French stère, from Greek stereos solid]
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a cubic meter, equivalent to 35.2 cubic feet, used to measure cordwood.
[1790–1800; < French stère < Greek stereós solid]
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A unit of volume, especially used for measuring timber. 1 stere = 1 m3.
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