Gallon - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɡælən|  American pronunciation of the word gallon
Brit.  |ˈɡalən|  British pronunciation of the word gallon

noun

- United States liquid unit equal to 4 quarts or 3.785 liters (syn: gal)
- a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 4 quarts or 4.545 liters (syn: congius)

Examples

The car does about 50 miles per gallon.

We drank gallons of coffee.

The car gets 32 miles per gallon.

The price of gasoline has crept back up to three dollars a gallon.

The oil shortage drove gas prices up by 20 cents a gallon.

The car's average mileage is 22.73 miles per gallon.

The flask holds one gallon

Word forms

noun
singular: gallon
plural: gallons
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