hectoliter definition

  • noun:
    • A metric unit of volume equal to 100 liters.
    • alternate spelling of hectolitre.
    • A measure of liquids, containing 100 liters; equal to a tenth of a cubic meter, nearly 261/2 gallons of wine measure, or 22.0097 imperial gallons. As a dry measure, it contains ten decaliters, or about 25/6 Winchester bushels.
    • when you look at the metric system, a unit of capacity equal to 100 liters, 22.009 imperial gallons, or 26.4 usa gallons.
    • a metric unit of amount or capability corresponding to 100 liters

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