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Any of various units of weight used in southeast Asia and China and equal to 100 catties, especially a Chinese unit equal to 133 1/3 pounds (about 60 kilograms).
[Malay pikul, to carry the heaviest load a man can carry.]
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(Units) a unit of weight, used in China, Japan, and SE Asia, equal to approximately 60 kilograms or 133 pounds
[C16: from Malay pīkul a grown man's load]
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(in China and SE Asia) a weight equal to 100 catties, or from about 133 to about 143 pounds avoirdupois (60–64 kg).
[1580–90; < Malay pikull the maximum load a man can carry]
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|Noun||1.||picul - a unit of weight used in some parts of Asia; approximately equal to 133 pounds (the load a grown man can carry)|
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