Chal"dron(?), n. [OF. chaldron, F. chaudron kettle. The same word as caldron.] An English dry measure, being, at London, 36 bushels heaped up, or its equivalent weight, and more than twice as much at Newcastle. Now used exclusively for coal and coke.
In the United States the chaldron is ordinarily 2,940 lbs, but at New York it is 2,500 lbs.
Cha*let"(?), n. [F.] 1. A herdsman's hut in the mountains of Switzerland.
Chalets are summer huts for the Swiss herdsmen.Wordsworth.
2. A summer cottage or country house in the Swiss mountains; any country house built in the style of the Swiss cottages.
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