Origin of gallon
Examples from the Web for gallon
The result is that a gallon of milk at the local market costs $12.55.
“These people act like we drink a gallon of blood and hang upside down from crucifixes before we go onstage,” Rob Halford says.
Every gallon of ice cream you purchase in the Grand Canyon State is guaranteed to weigh at least four and a half pounds.
And once or twice a week, I will brew three gallon batches of iced tea, and put it in refrigeration.
Gas is $8.00 a gallon, so those forced to use these designated routes are wasting both time and money they don't have.
His oscillating perch above the boiler was extraordinarily warm, and he bought a gallon jug of cider from a farmer by the way.Where the Blue Begins|Christopher Morley
A gallon of water is the least in which either of them should be soaked.The Young Housekeeper's Friend|Mrs. (Mary Hooker) Cornelius
A flow of one gallon a minute produces 1,440 gallons in twenty-four hours.If You're Going to Live in the Country|Thomas H. Ormsbee and Richmond Huntley
The specimens obtained are generally small, varying in capacity from a pint to half a gallon.
They must have poured a gallon of it down me, judging from the empty skins by my bed.The Test Colony|Winston Marks
British Dictionary definitions for gallon
Word Origin for gallon
Word Origin and History for gallon
liquid measure, late 13c., from Old North French galon, corresponding to Old French jalon "liquid measure," related to jale "bowl," from Medieval Latin diminutive form galleta "bucket, pail," also "a measure of wine," of unknown origin, perhaps from Gaulish galla "vessel."