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Related to avoirdupois weight: Avoirdupois system
A system of weights and measures based on a pound containing 16 ounces or 7,000 grains (453.59 grams).
A system of weights based on a pound of 16 ounces, used in the United States to weigh everything except gems, precious metals, and drugs.
avoirdupois weight, Imperial weight - Avoirdupois or Imperial weight is commonly used to measure food, people, and merchandise.
See also related terms for merchandise.