fir·​lot | \ ˈfi(ə)rlət, ˈfər- \
plural -s

Definition of firlot

1 : any of various old Scottish units of dry capacity equal to ¹/₄ boll or from ¹/₂ to 1¹/₂ Winchester bushels
2 : a container of one firlot capacity

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History and Etymology for firlot

Middle English ferlot, from Old Norse fjōrthi hlotr fourth part, from fjōrthi fourth + hlotr part; akin to Old English fēortha fourth and Old English hlot lot

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“Firlot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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