See also: leaguer.
An old Dutch unit of liquid capacity, also found in the East Indies.
In Amsterdam, 19th century, when it was used for the spirit called arack, 1 legger = 15 ancres = 240 stoopen, approximately 270 – 280 liters.
In Batavia it equaled 160 English wine gallons = 80 velts of 1.601 gallons each.
In Java, early 20th century, the legger of arrak = 388 kans, about 578.88 liters (127.34 imperial gallons). Waverly says 582 liters (about 154 U.S. gallons).
At the Cape of Good Hope, 152 English wine gallons, about 575.38 liters.
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