A Scotch measure, formerly in use: for wheat and beans it contained four Winchester bushels; for oats, barley, and potatoes, six bushels. A boll of meal is 140 lbs. avoirdupois. Also, a measure for salt of two bushels.
dry measure of weight or capacity which varied according to the commodity and locality (eg a boll of meal weighed 140lbs, approximately 63.5kg; valuation of land according to the quantity of bolls it produced; payment in food to a farm labourer