gallon

7 ENTRIES FOUND:

gal·lon

noun \ˈga-lən\

: a unit of liquid measurement equal to four U.S. quarts or 3.785 liters

: a unit of liquid measurement equal to four British quarts or 4.546 liters

Full Definition of GALLON

:  a unit of liquid capacity equal to 231 cubic inches or four quarts — see weight table

Origin of GALLON

Middle English galon, a liquid measure, from Anglo-French galun, jalun, ultimately from Medieval Latin galeta pail, a liquid measure
First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with GALLON

gal·lon

noun \ˈgal-ən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of GALLON

1
: a United States unit of liquid capacity equal to four quarts or 231 cubic inches or 3.785 liters
2
: a British unit of liquid and dry capacity equal to four quarts or 277.42 cubic inches or 4.544 liters—called also imperial gallon

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: gallonage
Previous Word in the Dictionary: Gallomania
All Words Near: gallon

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up gallon? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).