Part of speech: noun

A liquid measure. ( 1) U. S. standard, 231 cubic inches. ( 2) Brit. Imperial, 277. 274 cubic inches.

Part of speech: noun

A dry measure; one eighth of a bushel.

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Usage examples "gallon":

  1. I would then pick up the 3 gallon bucket and go to the town pump down the street toward the railroad and get a fresh bucket of water. - "Epistles-from-Pap-Letters-from-the-man-known-as-The-Will-Rogers-of-Indiana", Durham, Andrew Everett.
  2. I too wore an old straw hat, big as a ten- gallon sombrero, pushed back on my head to protect my sunburnt neck, and an old rag of a dress hanging loose on my small body, which was becoming thinner. - "Land of the Burnt Thigh", Edith Eudora Kohl.
  3. Besides the people who use the linseed oil and pay the trust an extra fourteen cents a gallon for the privilege, there are a great number of people who would have used oil if the price had not advanced, but who cannot afford to do so at the advanced price. - "Monopolies and the People", Charles Whiting Baker.