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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Chalder (Zoöl) A kind of bird; the oyster catcher.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n chalder A caldron. [North. Eng.]
    • n chalder The Scotch form of chaldron. The Scotch chalder was nearly 12 quarters Winchester measure, or 16 bolls of corn.
    • n chalder Nautical, a rudder-band or gudgeon.
    • n chalder Same as chaldrick.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Chalder chawl′dėr an old Scotch dry measure, containing 16 bolls.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Icel. tjaldr,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prob. a form of Chaldron.


In literature:

That of Milford, of which however only about 6,000 chalders are annually exported, sells generally at from 50s.
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