imperial gallon


noun

a British gallon used in liquid and dry measurement equivalent to 1.2 U.S. gallons, or 4.54 liters.

Nearby words

  1. imperia,
  2. imperial,
  3. imperial beach,
  4. imperial bushel,
  5. imperial eagle,
  6. imperial jade,
  7. imperial moth,
  8. imperial presidency,
  9. imperial valley,
  10. imperial war museum

Origin of imperial gallon

First recorded in 1830–40

Also called British gallon.

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British Dictionary definitions for imperial gallon

imperial gallon

noun

a formal name for gallon (def. 1)
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