Avoirdupois

Definition of Avoirdupois

Av`oir`du`pois´   Pronunciation: ăv`ẽr`dũ`poiz´
n. & a.1.Goods sold by weight.
2.Avoirdupois weight.
3.Weight; heaviness; as, a woman of much avoirdupois.
Avoirdupois weight
a system of weights by which coarser commodities are weighed, such as hay, grain, butter, sugar, tea.

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