verst definition by Webster's New World
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a former Russian unit of linear measure, equal to .663 mile (1.067 kilometers)
Origin: Russian vyersta ; from Old Russian virsta, the unit of measure, age ; from Old Church Slavonic vrista, age
verst definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A Russian measure of linear distance equivalent to about two thirds of a mile.
Origin: French verste or German Werst, both from Russian versta; see wer-2 in Indo-European roots.