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Metric System

# What is the metric equivalent of a butt load?

## Answer

###### Wiki User

###### February 16, 2011 8:49AM

## Get a load of this...

There is an exact unit of volume called the**butt**.

See Webster's dictionary:

*Butt: a measure of liquid capacity equal to 126 gallons or
two hogs heads.*

From another dictionary:

*An English butt is 2 hogshead of 54 imperial gallons each or
~129.7 US gallons (i.e., a UK butt is apparently slightly bigger
than a US one).*

*A Spanish butt is based on a wine cask and is equivalent to
140 US gallons or ~116.6 UK gallons (i.e., a Spanish butt is bigger
still).*

So next time someone says they have a "butt load" of stuff, just remember, that is about two 55-gallon barrels worth of stuff.

### To recap...

1 butt equals:- 2 hogsheads (this is probably the easiest to remember for social occasions)
- 476.961 liters
- 126 gallons
- 104.917 UK gallons
- 13.5347 bushels
- 0.131592 cords
- 11.6574 firkins
- 4032 gills
- 21504 ponys
- 4032 noggins
- 1008 pints
- 96768 teaspoons
- 12.0308 ephahs
- 1.58987x10^7 drops
- 10752 jiggers
- 16128 shots
- 629.504 wine bottles
- 630 fifths