Gallon (US)

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Description

Currently a unit of volume measurement for liquids that is used in the United States. One gallon is the equivalent to 4 quarts or 3.785 liters. In Britain, the term gallon was a unit in the British Imerial measurement system where it was equivalent to 4.546 liters.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • ASTM, "Standard Terminology Relating to Paint, Varnish, Lacquer and Related Products", Annual Book of ASTM Standards, Section 6, Paints, Related Coatings and Aromatics, ASTM, D16, 7-Jan, Jul-96
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998

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