A gallon contains 8.33 pounds avoirdupois weight of distilled water.
One felt that each had measured the other by avoirdupois weight, and had found the balance even.
Most people give gratitude in grains for whole ounces of avoirdupois weight; what a grateful soul yours is, Miss Lambert.'
Throughout this book, the pound is avoirdupois weight—sixteen ounces.
One must weigh men by avoirdupois weight, and not by the jeweller's scales.
avoirdupois weight n.
A system of weights and measures based on a pound containing 16 ounces or 7,000 grains and equal to 453.59 grams.
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. Compare troy weight.