Definition of poulter's measure
: a meter in which lines of 12 and 14 syllables alternate
Origin of poulter's measure
obsolete poulter poulterer, from Middle English pulter; from the former practice of occasionally giving one or two extra when counting eggs by dozens
First Known Use: 1575
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