What does the word bushel mean?

Usage examples for bushel

  1. The Europeans, of course, preferred to settle near the Cherokees, from whom they could obtain their Indian corn at fifty cents a bushel, while the American planters demanded two dollars, and sometimes three. – Monsieur Violet by Frederick Marryat
  2. Hold it, dear, every bushel, and, before you yield an inch, let them break you if they can. – By Right of Purchase by Harold Bindloss
  3. If one bushel of wheat is produced with ten hours' labor, a second with eight hours' labor and a third with six hours' labor, the average is eight hours, and we may fix the value of the bushel of wheat according. – The Value of Money by Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.