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Pronunciation: gal'on

Definition: A measure of U.S. liquid capacity containing 4 quarts, 231 in3, or 8.3293 pounds of distilled water at 20°C; it is the equivalent of 3.785412 L. The British imperial gallon contains 277.4194 cu. in.

[O.Fr. galon]

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