pl. -·ul· or -·uls·
a unit of weight equal to 100 catties, about 133 pounds (60 kilograms), used in various countries of Southeast Asia
Origin of picul; from Malay (or Javanese) pikul, literally , a man's load ; from pikul, to carry over the shoulders
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).
Origin of piculMalay pikul, to carry the heaviest load a man can carry.