Definition of hectolitre in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhɛktə(ʊ)ˌliːtə/
(US hectoliter , abbreviation hl)


A metric unit of capacity equal to one hundred litres, used especially for wine, beer, grain, and other agricultural produce.
Example sentences
  • A company executive said the brewer's plant in the capital will be expanded from its current capacity of 1.4 million hectolitres to 1.7 million hectolitres per year.
  • It has been estimated that they would have contained about 2,500 hectolitres of wine; details of their capacities were inscribed below their necks.
  • Annual capacity would be 200,000 tonnes, equivalent to 1.7 million barrels or 1.97 million hectolitres of beer.

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