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chaldron

[ chawl-druhn ]
/ ˈtʃɔl drən /
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noun
an English dry measure formerly used for coal, coke, lime, and the like, varying locally from 32 to 36 bushels or more.
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Origin of chaldron

1375–1425; late Middle English, earlier chaudron<Middle French chauderoncauldron
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British Dictionary definitions for chaldron

chaldron
/ (ˈtʃɔːldrən) /

noun
a unit of capacity equal to 36 bushels. Formerly used in the US for the measurement of solids, being equivalent to 1.268 cubic metres. Used in Britain for both solids and liquids, it is equivalent to 1.309 cubic metres

Word Origin for chaldron

C17: from Old French chauderon cauldron
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