hec·​to·​li·​ter | \ ˈhek-tə-ˌlē-tər How to pronounce hectoliter (audio) \

Definition of hectoliter

: a unit of capacity equal to 100 liters — see Metric System Table

Examples of hectoliter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The country’s largest brewer, the Radeberger Group, which owns Radeberger and Schöfferhofer beers, also increased prices this spring by €8.50 per hectoliter of beer, an increase of about 6 percent. New York Times, 9 June 2022 That’s 24 to 30 percent less than last year — with one hectoliter equivalent to around 133 standard wine bottles. Washington Post, 9 Aug. 2021 The deal for Craft Brew won’t greatly boost sales or volume at AB InBev, a behemoth that ships 567 million hectoliters of beer globally. John Kell, Fortune, 12 Nov. 2019 Family-run since 1876, Hofmühl Brewery's owner Benno Emslander took over in 1993, growing annual production from 15,000 hectoliters to 80,000, while offering 12 varieties of beer. Motez Bishara, CNN, 8 Oct. 2019 Global consumption has been steady at 245 million hectoliters a year for the last decade, as growth in markets such as China and the U.S. has been offset by falling consumption in Europe. Geoffrey Smith, Fortune, 13 June 2019 Cervecería Bucanero in 2018 sold 1.6 million hectoliters of beer, which was about 0.3% of AB InBev’s global volume for the year, according to the filing. Mengqi Sun, WSJ, 2 May 2019 This is the lowest level of production since 1957, when production fell to 173.8 million hectoliters, the OIV told Reuters. N'dea Yancey-bragg, USA TODAY, 24 Apr. 2018 Italy remained the world's leading wine maker producing 42.5 million hectoliters, followed by France (36.7 million hl) and Spain (32.1 million hl). N'dea Yancey-bragg, USA TODAY, 24 Apr. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of hectoliter

1810, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hectoliter

French hectolitre, from hect- + litre liter

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“Hectoliter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hectoliter. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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variants: or chiefly British hectolitre \ ˈhek-​tə-​ˌlēt-​ər How to pronounce hectoliter (audio) \

Medical Definition of hectoliter

: a metric unit of capacity equal to 100 liters


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