Goods offered by weight
- something of loads in line with the 16-ounce lb (or 7,000 grains)
- excess bodily fat
- Goods sold by body weight.
- Avoirdupois weight.
- body weight; heaviness; as, a woman of much avoirdupois.
a unit of fat corresponding to 1/36th pood
title of a system of loads (sixteen ounces to your lb) utilized in evaluating articles other than drugs, metals, and precious rocks.
1650s, misspelling of center English avoir-de-peise (c.1300), from Old French avoir de pois "goods of body weight," from aveir "property, items" (noun usage of aveir "have") + peis "weight," from Latin pensum, neuter of pendere "to consider" (see pendant (n.)). After late 15c., the typical system of weights utilized in The united kingdomt for all goods except gold and silver, precious rocks, and medicine.
(n.) products offered by body weight.
- (n.) weight.
- (n.) body weight; heaviness; as, a woman of much avoirdupois.
In some districts, especially in Yorkshire, the count is based on the number of yards per ounce, and in others the older method of drams avoirdupois per woo yard skein.