Winchester bushel.

Winchester bushel.
See under bushel1 (def. 1).
[1695-1705; after WINCHESTER, England]

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  • winchester bushel — ˈwinˌchestə(r) , nchə̇s noun Usage: usually capitalized W Etymology: after Winchester, England : a unit of dry capacity equal to 2150.42 cubic inches or the volume of a cylinder 18 1/2 inches in internal diameter and 8 inches deep * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Winchester bushel —    the traditional British name for what is now the U.S. bushel; see bushel1 …   Dictionary of units of measurement

  • Winchester bushel — A measure of volume established in England in 1701, containing 2,150.42 cubic inches, the same as the present standard bushel in the United States …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Winchester bushel. — See under bushel1 (def. 1). [1695 1705; after WINCHESTER, England] * * * …   Universalium

  • Winchester bushel — noun A measure of dry and liquid volume equal to 35.24 litres used in US and Canada. Originating in England and one of the units of Winchester measure. Abbreviated bu …   Wiktionary

  • Winchester measure — is a set of legal standards of volume defined in the city of Winchester, England during the tenth century and in use, with some modifications, until the present day.National standardDuring the tenth century the capital city of the English king,… …   Wikipedia

  • Bushel — Bush el (b[.u]sh [e^]l), n. [OE. buschel, boischel, OF. boissel, bussel, boistel, F. boisseau, LL. bustellus; dim. of bustia, buxida (OF. boiste), fr. pyxida, acc. of L. pyxis box, Gr. pyxi s. Cf. {Box}.] 1. A dry measure, containing four pecks,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bushel (Getreidemaß) — Die angloamerikanische Maßeinheit Bushel (Abkürzung: bu) ist in den USA ein äquivalentes Gewichtsmaß zur Bestimmung des Verrechnungsgewichts von Getreide. Ursprünglich war das amerikanische „Bushel“ ein von den Britischen Inseln stammendes… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • bushel — noun a) A dry measure, containing four pecks, eight gallons (36.4 L), or thirty two quarts. The Winchester bushel, formerly used in England, contained 2150.42 cubic inches, being the volume of a cylinder 181/2 inches in internal diameter and… …   Wiktionary

  • bushel — (bu)    1. a traditional unit of volume used for measuring dry commodities such asgrains and fruits. In the United States, the customary bushel is based onan old British unit known as the Winchester bushel. This unit datesto the early fourteenth… …   Dictionary of units of measurement

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