Fluid ounce

Definition of Fluid ounce

In the United States, a measure of capacity, in apothecaries' or wine measure, equal to one sixteenth of a pint or 29.57 cubic centimeters. This, for water, is about 1.04158 ounces avoirdupois, or 455.6 grains.
In England, a measure of capacity equal to the twentieth part of an imperial pint. For water, this is the weight of the avoirdupois ounce, or 437.5 grains.
See under Fluid, n.

See also: Fluid Fluid Ounce

Related Words

British capacity unit, drachm, fluid drachm, fluid dram, fluidounce, fluidram, gill, Imperial capacity unit
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