ale gallon


Definition of ale gallon

: an old English unit of liquid capacity equal to 282 cubic inches or 4.62 liters

called also beer gallon

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First Known Use of ale gallon

1677, in the meaning defined above

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“Ale gallon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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