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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A unit of volume or capacity in the U.S. Customary System, used in liquid measure, equal to 29.57 milliliters (1.804 cubic inches).
  • n. A unit of volume or capacity in the British Imperial System, used in liquid and dry measure, equal to 28.41 milliliters (1.734 cubic inches).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of various units of volume used for liquid measure, all approximately 1.73–1.83 cubic inches or 28.4–30 milliliters.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. In England, a measure of capacity equal to the twentieth part of an imperial pint. For water, this is the weight of the avoirdupois ounce, or 437.5 grains.
  • n. See under Fluid, n.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a United States unit of capacity or volume equal to 1.804 cubic inches
  • n. a British imperial unit of capacity or volume (liquid or dry) equal to 8 fluid drams or 28.416 cubic centimeters (1.734 cubic inches)

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