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picul

[pik-uh l] /ˈpɪk əl/
noun
1.
(in China and southeast Asia) a weight equal to 100 catties, or from about 133 to about 143 pounds avoirdupois (60–64 kg).
Origin of picul
1580-1590
First recorded in 1580-90, picul is from the Malay word pikull the maximum load a man can carry
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picul

/ˈpɪkəl/
noun
1.
a unit of weight, used in China, Japan, and SE Asia, equal to approximately 60 kilograms or 133 pounds
Word Origin
C16: from Malay pīkul a grown man's load
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