French for “thousand,” an obsolete metric unit = 1,000 kilograms, the metric tonne. Sometimes called a bar.
In the United States, use of the millier was authorized by the Act of July 28, 1866, but was delegalized in 1982 (47 Federal Register 8399-8400).
In France, 14th – 18th centuries, a unit of mass used to describe ships' cargos, = ½ tonneau de mer (the ships' last) = 1,000 livres poids de marc = 10 quintaux = 3¹/₃ charges, or approximately 489.51 kilograms.
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