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chaldron

[chawl-druh n] /ˈtʃɔl drən/
noun
1.
an English dry measure formerly used for coal, coke, lime, and the like, varying locally from 32 to 36 bushels or more.
Origin
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English, earlier chaudron < Middle French chauderon cauldron
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chaldron

/ˈtʃɔːldrən/
noun
1.
a unit of capacity equal to 36 bushels. Formerly used in the US for the measurement of solids, being equivalent to 1.268 cubic metres. Used in Britain for both solids and liquids, it is equivalent to 1.309 cubic metres
Word Origin
C17: from Old French chauderoncauldron
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