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decalitre

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n decalitre a metric unit of volume or capacity equal to 10 liters
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Decalitre A measure of capacity in the metric system; a cubic volume of ten liters, equal to about 610.24 cubic inches, that is, 2.642 wine gallons.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Decalitre dek′a-lēt-ėr a French measure, ten litres: equal to 2½ imperial gallons.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. décalitre,; Gr. de`ka ten + F. litre,. See Liter
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—Gr. deka, ten, and litra, a pound.