- a unit of dry measure equal to 4 quarts (4.4 liters).
Origin of half-peck
First recorded in 1745–55
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His mind was in the throes of displacing a barrel of sugar and a half-peck of pease by a little boy.The Debtor
Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
He rubbed his old eyes, stooped down, and there was at least a half-peck of kobans (oval gold coins).
This estimate is based on the low yield of a half-peck of fruit to each vine at 25 cents per basket.