chal·​dron ˈchȯl-drən How to pronounce chaldron (audio)
: any of various old units of measure varying from 32 to 72 imperial bushels

Word History


Middle French chauderon, from chaudere basin, from Late Latin caldaria — more at cauldron

First Known Use

1615, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chaldron was in 1615

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“Chaldron.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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