Bushel (UK)

What is bushel?

Bushel is a unit of capacity in the British Imperial and the United States Customary systems of measurement. The units of liquid and dry capacity are the same in the British system. A U.S. level bushel is made up of 4 pecks, or 32 dry quarts. Two bushels make up a unit called a strike.

Since 1824 a bushel has been defined as 8 imperial gallons, or 2,219.36 cubic inches. The name comes from the Old French boissiel and buissiel, meaning “little box”. It may further derive from Old French boise, thus meaning “little butt”.

In U.S, the bushel is used only for dry measure. The U.S. level bushel (or struck bushel) is equal to 2,150.42 cubic inches (35,245.38 cubic cm).

Bushels are now most often used as units of mass or weight rather than of volume.

One bushel equals the following:

In metric system:

cubic kilometer (km³) 0.00000000003637
cubic meter (m³) 0.03637
cubic decimeter (dm³) 36.37
cubic centimeter (cc) 36,369
cubic millimeter (mm³) 36,368,720
hectoliter (hl) 0.3637
decaliter 3.637
liter (l) 36.37
deciliter (dl) 363.7
centiliter (cl) 3,637
milliliter (ml) 36,369
microliter (µl) 36,368,720


In U.S liquid measure:

acre foot 0.00002948
barrel (petroleum) 0.2288
gallon (gal) 9.608
quat (qt) 38.43
pint (pt) 76.86
gill 307.4
fluid ounce (fl oz) 1,230
fluid dram (fl dr) 9,838
minim (min) 590,3.

In U.S dry measure:

barrel 0.3145
bushel (bu) 1.032
peck (pk) 4.128
gallon (gal) 8.256
quart (qt) 33.03
pint (pt) 66.05



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