Avoirdupois - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌævərdəˈpɔɪz|  American pronunciation of the word avoirdupois
Brit.  |ˌavwɑːdjʊˈpwɑː|  British pronunciation of the word avoirdupois

noun

- a system of weights based on the 16-ounce pound (or 7,000 grains)
- excess bodily weight (syn: blubber, fat, fatness)

Examples

...the coach limited his recruiting to linebackers of a certain avoirdupois...

...told his patient that he had to do something about his unhealthy avoirdupois and that exercising would be a good start...

the official maund in India is 82.6 pounds avoirdupois

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