Meaning of AVOIRDUPOIS in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˌævədəˈpɔɪz ]

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))]

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