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avoirdupoisn. & a. [OE. aver de peis, goods of weight, where peis is fr. OF. peis weight, F. poids, L. pensum. See Aver, n., and Poise, n.].
  •  Goods sold by weight.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Avoirdupois weight.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Weight; heaviness; as, a woman of much avoirdupois.  [1913 Webster]
    " The standard Avoirdupois pound of the United States is equivalent to the weight of 27.7015 cubic inches of distilled water at 62Troy weight.) Formerly, a hundred weight was reckoned at 112 pounds, the ton being 2,240 pounds (sometimes called a long ton)."  [1913 Webster]
Avoirdupois weight, a system of weights by which coarser commodities are weighed, such as hay, grain, butter, sugar, tea.


avoirdupois, n. (in full avoirdupois weight) a system of weights based on a pound of 16 ounces or 7,000 grains.

ME f. OF aveir de peis goods of weight f. aveir f. L habere have + peis (see POISE(1))



beef, beefiness, deadweight, fatness, gravity, gross weight, heaviness, heft, heftiness, liveweight, neat weight, net, net weight, overbalance, overweight, ponderability, ponderosity, ponderousness, poundage, tonnage, underweight, weight, weightiness

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