or hek·to·li·ter

[ hek-tuh-lee-ter ]
/ ˈhɛk təˌli tər /


a unit of capacity equal to 100 liters, equivalent to 2.8378 U.S. bushels, or 26.418 U.S. gallons. Abbreviation: hl
Also especially British, hec·to·li·tre .

Origin of hectoliter

From the French word hectolitre, dating back to 1800–10. See hecto-, liter
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