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stere

[steer] /stɪər/
noun
1.
a cubic meter equivalent to 35.315 cubic feet or 1.3080 cubic yards, used to measure cordwood.
Abbreviation: st.
Origin of stere
1790-1800
1790-1800; < French stère < Greek stereós solid
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stere

/stɪə/
noun
1.
a unit used to measure volumes of stacked timber equal to one cubic metre (35.315 cubic feet)
Word Origin
C18: from French stère, from Greek stereos solid
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Word Origin and History for stere
n.

unit of the metric system for solid measure, 1798, from French stère "unit of volume equal to one cubic meter," from Greek stereos "solid," from PIE root *ster- "stiff, rigid" (see sterile).

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