or hek·to·li·ter



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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one hundred litres. A measure of capacity equivalent to 3.531 cubic feetSymbol: hl
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