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bale cubic

[ beyl-kyoo-bik ]
/ ˈbeɪl ˌkyu bɪk /
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noun Nautical.
the space available in a ship's hold for the stowage of general cargo, measured in cubic feet: The barge has a bale cubic of 1,420,000 cubic feet.
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Origin of bale cubic

First recorded in 1920–25; see origin at bale1, cubic
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