Avoirdupois-weight meaning

ăvər-də-poiz
A system of weights and measures based on a pound containing 16 ounces or 7,000 grains (453.59 grams).
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A British and American system of weights based on a pound of 16 ounces.
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A system of weights and measures based on a pound containing 16 ounces or 7,000 grains, and equal to 453.59 grams. Avoirdupois weight is used in the United States to weigh everything except gems, precious metals, and drugs.
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