alcohol by volume

noun
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of alcohol by volume

: a measure of the concentration of alcohol in an alcoholic beverage
  • Last year, lawmakers passed a bill to allow those stores to start selling stronger beer, with up to 6 percent alcohol by volume, starting April 1, 2019.
  • —Peter Hancock
  • By law bourbon must be distilled at no higher than 160 proof (out of a potential 190; proof is double the percentage of alcohol by volume), but most bourbon makers distill at between 125 and 145.
  • —Corby Kummer
abbrevation ABV

First Known Use of alcohol by volume

1839

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