chalder

noun
chal·​der | \ ˈchȯdər, -ȧd- \
plural -s

Definition of chalder

1 : a unit of capacity for dry measure formerly used in Scotland equal to 12 quarters or about 96 Winchester bushels

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History and Etymology for chalder

Middle English chaldre, from Middle French chaldere, chaudière kettle, pot, from Late Latin caldaria

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“Chalder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chalder. Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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