See also: saltskæppe
Plural, skæpper. Also spelled skieppe.
In Denmark, 1683 – 1907, a unit of capacity, = ⅛ tønde, about 17.39 liters. Earlier there were many regional variants.
In Denmark, a unit of land area, 6895 square meters.
In Denmark, the skæppe hartkorn, a unit of land area, the amount of land that would be sown by a skæppe of barley or rye, or 2 skæppe of oats, = ⅛ tønde hartkorn, about 2758 square meters.
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