or dec·a·li·ter



a unit of capacity equal to 10 liters (9.08 quarts U.S. dry measure or 2.64 gallons U.S. liquid measure). Abbreviation: dal

Also especially British, dek·a·li·tre.

Origin of dekaliter

From the French word décalitre, dating back to 1800–10. See deka-, liter Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019