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hectostere

or hek·to·stere

[ hek-tuh-steer ]
/ ˈhɛk təˌstɪər /
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noun

a unit of capacity equal to 100 steres, or 131 cubic yards.

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Origin of hectostere

From the French word hectostère, dating back to 1860–65. See hecto-, stere
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