avoirdupois

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1av·oir·du·pois

noun \ˌa-vər-də-ˈpiz, ˈa-vər-də-ˌ\

Definition of AVOIRDUPOIS

2
:  weight, heaviness; especially :  personal weight

Examples of AVOIRDUPOIS

  1. <the coach limited his recruiting to linebackers of a certain avoirdupois>
  2. <told his patient that he had to do something about his unhealthy avoirdupois and that exercising would be a good start>

Origin of AVOIRDUPOIS

Middle English avoir de pois goods sold by weight, from Anglo-French, literally, goods of weight
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Weights and Measures Terms

avoirdupois weight, calorie, denier, kip, pace, twain

2avoirdupois

adjective

Definition of AVOIRDUPOIS

:  expressed in avoirdupois weight <one ounce avoirdupois>

First Known Use of AVOIRDUPOIS

1755

Other Weights and Measures Terms

avoirdupois weight, calorie, denier, kip, pace, twain

av·oir·du·pois

adjective \ˌav-ərd-ə-ˈpiz, -ˈpwä\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of AVOIRDUPOIS

: expressed in avoirdupois weight <avoirdupois units> <5 ounces avoirdupois> <2 avoirdupois ounces>

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