legger

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. chart symbol

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