liquid-measure

liquid measure

noun
the system of units of capacity ordinarily used in measuring liquid commodities, as milk or oil. English system: 4 gills = 1 pint; 2 pints = 1 quart; 4 quarts = 1 gallon. metric system: 1000 milliliters = 1 liter; 1000 liters = 1 kiloliter (= 1 cubic meter).

Origin:
1850–55

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liquid measure
 
n
a unit or system of units for measuring volumes of liquids or their containers

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liquid measure  
A system of units for measuring liquid volume or capacity. Compare dry measure.
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