kiloliter

[ kil-uh-lee-ter ]
/ ˈkɪl əˌli tər /

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. kilogram calorie,
  2. kilogram-force,
  3. kilogram-meter,
  4. kilohertz,
  5. kilojoule,
  6. kilolitre,
  7. kilomegacycle,
  8. kilometer,
  9. kilometre,
  10. kilometric

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

Origin of kiloliter

From the French word kilolitre, dating back to 1800–10. See kilo-, liter

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Word Origin and History for kiloliter

kiloliter

n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper