- 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
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An agriculturist: Three francs premium upon the hectolitre of corn for me!Economic Sophisms
A hectolitre is equivalent to two and three-quarter bushels.Wild Spain (Espaa agreste)
Secondly--He engaged to deliver five litres on every hectolitre.Essays on Political Economy
It is usually sown in autumn with a little rye or winter oats, at the rate of a hectolitre to a hectare.
But a stomach with the cubic capacity of a hectolitre needed more than this!Grim: The Story of a Pike
- one hundred litres. A measure of capacity equivalent to 3.531 cubic feetSymbol: hl
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