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A Russian unit of weight equivalent to about 16.4 kilograms (36.1 pounds) avoirdupois.
[Russian pud, from Old Norse pund, pound, ultimately from Latin pondō; see pound1.]
(Units) a unit of weight, used in Russia, equal to 36.1 pounds or 16.39 kilograms
[C16: from Russian pud, probably from Old Norse pund pound2]
a Russian weight equal to about 36 pounds avoirdupois (16 kg).
[1545–55; < Russian pud < Low German or Old Norse pund pound1]