HyperDic: avoirdupois_unit

English > 1 sense of the expression avoirdupois unit:
NOUNquantityavoirdupois unitany of the units of the avoirdupois system of weights
English > avoirdupois unit: 1 sense > noun 1, quantity
MeaningAny of the units of the avoirdupois system of weights.
Part ofBritish Imperial System, English system, British systemA system of weights and measures based on the foot and pound and second and pint
avoirdupois, avoirdupois weightA system of weights based on the 16-ounce pound (or 7,000 grains)
Narrowerdram1/16 ounce or 1.771 grams
grain1/7000 pound
half pound8 ounces avoirdupois
hundredweight, cwt, long hundredweightA British unit of weight equivalent to 112 pounds
hundredweight, cwt, short hundredweight, centner, cental, quintalA United States unit of weight equivalent to 100 pounds
kilotonOne thousand tons
long ton, ton, gross tonA British unit of weight equivalent to 2240 pounds
megatonOne million tons
ounce, oz.A unit of weight equal to one sixteenth of a pound or 16 drams or 28.349 grams
pound, lb16 ounces avoirdupois
quarterA quarter of a hundredweight (25 pounds)
quarter pound4 ounces avoirdupois
short ton, ton, net tonA United States unit of weight equivalent to 2000 pounds
stoneAn avoirdupois unit used to measure the weight of a human body
Broadermass unitA unit of measurement for mass

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