In Ireland, an informal unit of capacity, the amount that can be “carried on one outstretched arm and balanced by the other arm, as of turf, or between two outstretched arms, as of hay or straw.”¹ Also called a gwall or gawl.

1. Terence Patrick Dolan.
A Dictionary of Hiberno-English. The Irish Use of English.
Dublin: Gill and Macmillan, 1998.

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