The rundlet is an archaic unit-like size of wine casks once used in Britain. It was equivalent to about 68 litres. It used to be defined as 18 "wine gallons"—one of several gallons then in use—before the adoption of the imperial system in 1824, afterwards it was 15 "imperial gallons", which became the universal English base unit of volume in the British realm.

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  • Rundlet — Rund let, n. [Dim. of OF. rondele a little tun, fr. rond round. See {Round}, and cf. {Roundlet}, {Runlet}.] A small barrel of no certain dimensions. It may contain from 3 to 20 gallons, but it usually holds about 141/2 gallons. [Written also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rundlet — (engl., spr. Röndlet), 1) das Fäßchen; 2) englisches Wein u. Branntweinmaß, der 14. Theil einer Tonne (Tun), 1 R. = 15 Imperial Gallons = 68,15 Litres, also fast genau 1 sächsischer Eimer …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Rundlet — (spr. rönnd , Runlet, bei Bier Kilderkin), engl. Flüssigkeitsmaß zu 18 Gallonen, = 81,78 Lit …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Rundlet — (spr. rönndlĕt), Runlet, engl. Flüssigkeitsmaß zu 18 Gallons = 81,78 l …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • rundlet — [rund′lit] n. [ME roundelet < MFr rondelet, dim. of rondelle, little tun or barrel, round shield, dim. of rond,ROUND1] Archaic 1. a small barrel or cask for liquor 2. the capacity of such a cask, usually taken as equal to about 18 wine gallons …   English World dictionary

  • Rundlet — Mit Rundlet, oder Kilderkin, wurde ein altes englisches Volumenmaß für Flüssigkeiten, wie Wein, Branntwein und Bier, bezeichnet. Es kann mit Fässchen übersetzt werden. Die Maßkette war 1 Tun = 2 Butts = 3 Punchions = 4 Hogsheads = 6 Tierces = 8… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • rundlet — noun a) A small barrel of no certain dimensions. It may contain from 3 to 20 gallons. 1882, Again, by 28 Hen. VIII, cap. 14, it is re enacted that the tun of wine should contain 252 gallons, a butt of Malmsey 126 gallons, a pipe 126 gallons, a… …   Wiktionary

  • rundlet —    a traditional measure of liquid volume, dating back to the Middle Ages.    A rundlet is a small barrel usually holding 18 wine (U.S.) gallons (roughly 68.1 liters) …   Dictionary of units of measurement

  • rundlet — or runlet noun Etymology: Middle English roundelet, from Anglo French rondelet more at roundelay Date: 14th century a small barrel ; keg …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • rundlet — /rund lit/, n. 1. an old British measure of capacity, about 15 imperial gallons (68 liters). 2. a small cask. [1350 1400; ME rondelet; see ROUNDLET] * * * …   Universalium

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