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anker, noun

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DutchShow more Dutch, liquid measure of 38.8 litres.
obs. except in historical contexts
A unit of liquid measurement formerly in use at the Cape, equivalent to 7,5 to 8,5 imperial gallons (36 to 38 litres), being a quarter of one aum; the vessel containing this amount. Also attributive. See also stukvat.
1833 S. Afr. Almanac & Dir. 41Liquid Measure: 16 Flasks, equal to 1 Anker — 4 Ankers equal to 1 Aum.
1972 [see leaguer].
A unit of liquid measurement formerly in use at the Cape, equivalent to 7,5 to 8,5 imperial gallons (36 to 38 litres), being a quarter of one aum; the vessel containing this amount. Also attributive.

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