What does the word gallon mean?

Usage examples for gallon

  1. 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 by Edith Eudora Kohl
  2. 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 by Charles Whiting Baker