chalder

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably a form of chaldron.

Noun[edit]

chalder (plural chalders)

  1. An old Scottish dry measure, equal to 16 bolls.

Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Norn, from Old Norse tjaldr; compare Icelandic tjaldur m and Faroese tjaldur n.

Noun[edit]

chalder (plural chalders)

  1. (archaic, Orkney) oystercatcher