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pood

[ pood; Russian poot ]

noun

  1. a Russian weight equal to about 36 pounds avoirdupois (16 kilograms).


pood

/ puːd /

noun

  1. a unit of weight, used in Russia, equal to 36.1 pounds or 16.39 kilograms


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Word History and Origins

Origin of pood1

First recorded in 1545–55; from Russian pud, from Low German or Old Norse pund “pound (unit of weight and measure)”; pound 2

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Word History and Origins

Origin of pood1

C16: from Russian pud, probably from Old Norse pund pound ²

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Example Sentences

The tobacco of Russia is mild, and of inferior flavor, and brings from 40 to 80 kopecks per pood.

Although this was difficult from the want of instruments, I succeeded in collecting more than a pood (thirty-six pounds) of hair.

Ivan went home and said to his father, “Father, make me another mace, a ten pood one.”

From one pood of dirt, of course unusually rich, Mr. Kaporaki obtained 24 zolotniks, or three ounces of gold.

The teams belong to peasants, who carry freight for a stipulated sum per pood.

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