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

  • abbr. hectoliter

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  • n. Symbol for the hectoliter (hectolitre), an SI unit of fluid measure equal to 102 liters (litres).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An initial combination formerly in use in early Middle English and Anglo-Saxon, now reduced to l- by the omission of h. For examples, see laugh, lean, listen, loaf, lord, loud, low, etc.
  • n. An abbreviation of hectoliter. See metric system.

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

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


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