Definitions of avoirdupois

  1. a system of weights based on the 16- ounce pound ( or 7, 000 grains)
  2. excess bodily weight; " she found fatness disgusting in herself as well as in others"
  3. Avoirdupois weight.
  4. Weight; heaviness; as, a woman of much avoirdupois.
  5. A system of weights in which one pound contains sixteen ounces.
  6. A system of weights in which the lb. equals 16 oz.
  7. A weight of which the pound contains 16 ounces, or 7000 grains.
  8. The ordinary system of weights of the United States and Great Britain. See WEIGHT.
  9. A system of weights used for the larger and coarser commodities, of which the pound contains 16 ounces. See Poise.
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