liter liter  /ˈli tər/


  • (n) a metric unit of capacity, formerly defined as the volume of one kilogram of pure water under standard conditions; now equal to 1,000 cubic centimeters (or approximately 1.75 pints)



  1. In one mine, they counted 47,000 micromicrocuries per liter of air.
  2. The first prototype, from Italian bikemaker Aprilia, stores compressed hydrogen in a 2-liter metal canister housed in the frame.


  1. Chrysler's new heavy duty trucks raise the bar on performance

    Driving a new 2013 Ram heavy duty truck, equipped with a 6.7-liter Cummins turbo diesel engine sounds a lot like actor Sam Elliott's baritone television commercial punchline, 'Guts. Glory. Ram.'.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Detroit News

  2. BorgWarner Turbocharger Powers New Hyundai 1.6-liter Turbo-GDI Engine

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich., June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BorgWarner (NYSE: BWA) supplies its leading turbocharging technology for Hyundai's new 1.6-liter turbocharged gasoline direct injection (T-GDI) engine. ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Used 5.4 Liter Ford Engine Reduced in Price for Sales Online to Vehicle Owners at

    Used 5.4 liter Ford engine is now reduced in price for online sales to vehicle owners at the company. These 5.4 V8 motors are provided to buyers seeking preowned replacements for trucks or vans using the Triton engine series. (PRWeb June 11, 2013) Read the full story at
    on June 12, 2013     Source: PRWeb


  1. "The driver pretended to have engine trouble and stopped on a remote mountain road for an hour or so so the entire team could have half a liter of blood added," Landis wrote. "This was the only time that I ever saw the entire team being...
    on May 19, 2010 By: Floyd Landis Source: New York Daily News

  2. "She was a funny girl. I remember her coming to the match with a two-liter Pepsi," Safina said. "I mean, you would look at her, and it was like, 'No way she can be one day like winning (a) Grand Slam.' But then she moved to Spain and she...
    on Jun 5, 2009 By: Dinara Safina Source: USA Today

  3. "The Dodge Ram Heavy Duty pickup truck with the new 6.7-liter Cummins turbodiesel engine is the cleanest diesel truck available on the market," said Tom LaSorda, President and Chief Executive Officer, Chrysler Group. "Working together with...
    on Jan 23, 2007 By: Tom LaSorda Source: Yahoo! News (press release)

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