a unit of volume, equal to 1000 liters; a cubic meter. Abbreviation: kl

Also especially British, kil·o·li·tre.

Origin of kiloliter

From the French word kilolitre, dating back to 1800–10. See kilo-, liter Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Word Origin and History for kiloliter

1810, from French kilolitre; see kilo- + liter.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper