[pood; Russian poot]
- a Russian weight equal to about 36 pounds avoirdupois (16 kg).
Origin of pood
1545–55; < Russian pud < Low German or Old Norse pund pound1
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Examples from the Web for pood
Over this spread a pood of tar, and fasten upon it another hide.Fairy Tales from Many Lands
When he rose from table Chichikov felt as though a pood's weight were inside him.Dead Souls
Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
The pood, be it remembered, is equal to (rather more than) 36 lbs.
We have bought clover seed at ten roubles a pood, but we have no money left for oats.Letters of Anton Chekhov
Although this was difficult from the want of instruments, I succeeded in collecting more than a pood (thirty-six pounds) of hair.The Romance of Natural History, Second Series
Philip Henry Gosse
- a unit of weight, used in Russia, equal to 36.1 pounds or 16.39 kilograms
C16: from Russian pud, probably from Old Norse pund pound ²