1. a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 36 bushels;
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Chaldron \Chal"dron\, n. [OF. chaldron, F. chaudron kettle. The
same word as caldron.]
An English dry measure, being, at London, 36 bushels heaped
up, or its equivalent weight, and more than twice as much at
Newcastle. Now used exclusively for coal and coke.
Note: In the United States the chaldron is ordinarily 2,940
lbs, but at New York it is 2,500 lbs. --De Colange.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal
to 36 bushels
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
CHALDRON. A measure of capacity, equal to fifty-eight and two-third cubic
feet nearly. Vide Measure.