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  • n. A unit of volume equivalent to 100 litres. Symbol: hl

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

  • n. a metric unit of volume or capacity equal to 100 liters

Etymologies

hecto- + litre (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • 'scutcheons the hectolitre, that is, eight sols the litre; what do I say? it is worth a Louis a cup: but I will sell it at the price I name, and not a penny less.

    The Path to Rome

  • I have no idea what a hectolitre is, but it sounds like an awful lot of wine.

    Claustrophobia

  • Add to that the fact that 4x4s have become very popular in America, as people become wealthier - and those things just swallow petrol by the hectolitre.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • In 1881 M. Jooris gives it as 45,000,000 hectolitres (one hectolitre = 2.75 bushels).

    Roumania Past and Present

  • This duty was fixed by the convention of 8 June, 1899, at seventy francs per hectolitre, fifty percent alcohol (about $1.57 a gallon), for a period of six years; an equivalent excise duty was laid on the manufacture of such liquors.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 4: Clandestinity-Diocesan Chancery

  • It takes you a long time to say millilitre, hectolitre, etc., not to say inch, foot, yard; besides, these men think that the education in the school is for nothing more than for what you can get out of it for the practical part it plays in life.

    The British and the Metric Systems

  • Then they divide that up again into their decimetre, centimetre, millilitre, decalitre, hectolitre, and a kilolitre.

    The British and the Metric Systems

  • The average price of a cwt. of wheat is 6s; a pound of beef about 2-1/2d., a hectolitre

    Freeland A Social Anticipation

  • However, the brewer also warned beer prices are set to go up this year, as it looks to pass on a 6 per cent increase in its costs per hectolitre as the price of malted barley rises.

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • Their rivalry is a fight for the wallets of a hockey-mad, and thirsty, country: Canadians consumed 23.3 million hectolitres of domestic and imported beer in 2009 a hectolitre is 100 litres.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

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