From French stère, from Ancient Greek στερεος (stereos, “solid”), because the unit was used for solid commodities such as firewood.
stere (plural steres) (obsolete)
- A measure of volume used e.g. for cut wood, equal to one cubic meter.
measure of volume for cut wood equalling one cu-m
- Ester, Reset, Steer, ester, estre, re-est., reest, reset, retes, seter, steer, terse, trees