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avoirdupois in Measurement topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishavoirdupoisav‧oir‧du‧pois /ˌævwɑːdjuːˈpwɑː, ˌævədəˈpɔɪz $ ˌævərdəˈpɔɪz/ noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 TMthe system of weighing things that uses the standard measures of the ounce, pound, and ton metric system
Examples from the Corpus
avoirdupoisThere are 27.34 grains in one dram, 16 drams to one ounce and 16 ounces to one avoirdupois pound.