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Definition 1: any of the units of the avoirdupois system of weights - [noun denoting quantity]

(avoirdupois unit is a kind of ...) a unit of measurement for mass

(... is a kind of avoirdupois unit ) one million tons

(... is a kind of avoirdupois unit ) one thousand tons

(... is a kind of avoirdupois unit ) a United States unit of weight equivalent to 2000 pounds

(... is a kind of avoirdupois unit ) a British unit of weight equivalent to 2240 pounds

(... is a kind of avoirdupois unit ) a United States unit of weight equivalent to 100 pounds

(... is a kind of avoirdupois unit ) a British unit of weight equivalent to 112 pounds

(... is a kind of avoirdupois unit ) a quarter of a hundredweight (25 pounds)

(... is a kind of avoirdupois unit ) an avoirdupois unit used to measure the weight of a human body; equal to 14 pounds

"a heavy chap who must have weighed more than twenty stone"

(... is a kind of avoirdupois unit ) 4 ounces avoirdupois

(... is a kind of avoirdupois unit ) 8 ounces avoirdupois

(... is a kind of avoirdupois unit ) 16 ounces avoirdupois

"he got a hernia when he tried to lift 100 pounds"

(... is a kind of avoirdupois unit ) a unit of weight equal to one sixteenth of a pound or 16 drams or 28.349 grams

(... is a kind of avoirdupois unit ) 1/16 ounce or 1.771 grams

(... is a kind of avoirdupois unit ) 1/7000 pound; equals a troy grain or 64.799 milligrams

(... is part of avoirdupois unit) a system of weights based on the 16-ounce pound (or 7,000 grains)

(... is part of avoirdupois unit) a system of weights and measures based on the foot and pound and second and pint

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