In Austria, a unit of capacity. Since adoption of the metric system (1879) it is encountered mainly as a measure for beer in restaurants, where it = 300 milliliters (about 0.634 U.S. liquid pints). Formerly it was about 354 milliliters (about 0.748 U.S. liquid pints).¹ It is accompanied by a smaller measure, the Pfiff (0.2 liter) and a larger, the Krügerl (0.5 liter).
1. Arthur E. Kennelly.
Vestiges of Pre-Metric Weights and Measures Persisting in Metric-System Europe, 1926-1927.
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1928.
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