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A unit of volume equal to a cubic meter used as a measure for cordwood

Common clues: One cubic meter; Unit of volume; About a quarter of a cord; 1,000 liters

Crossword puzzle frequency: 4 times a year

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Although it dates from the origin of the metric system in 1798, the stere has never been used as much as the liter. In Europe it is used primarily as a measure for firewood; for this purpose, the stere equals about 0.2795 cord or 2.207 cord feet. The name comes from the Greek stereos, solid.