Kitchen Measurements

One pinch or dash  =  1/16 teaspoon

3 teaspoons  =  1 tablespoon

4 tablespoons  =  ¼  cup

1/3 cup  =  5 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon

½  cup  = 8 tablespoons (4 ounces liquid)

2 cups  =  1 pound of butter

Liquid Measurements

1 gill  =  ½ cup (4 ounces liquid)

2 gills  =  1 cup

2 cups  =  1 pint (16 ounces liquid)

2 pints  =  1 quart (32 ounces liquid)

4 quarts  =  1 gallon

31 ½  gallons  =  1 barrel

2 barrels  =  1 hogshead

Linear Measurements

12 inches  =  1 foot

4 inches  =  1 hand

9 inches  =  1 span

3 feet  =  1 yard

5 ½ yards  =  1 rod, pole, or perch

40 poles  = 1 furlong (220 yards)

8 furlongs  =  1 mile (1,760 yards) (5,280 feet)

3 miles  =  1 league

69 1/8 miles  =  1 degree

320 rods   =  1 mile

Dry Measurements

2 pints  =  1 quart

8 quarts  =  1 peck

4 pecks  =  1 bushel

Nautical Measurements

6,028 feet  =  1 nautical mile

6 feet  =  1 fathom

120 fathoms  =  1cable length

1 nautical mile per  =  1 knot of speed

Page last updated:  Thursday, September 20, 2018 09:07 am