picul

picul

[pik-uhl]
noun
(in China and southeast Asia) a weight equal to 100 catties, or from about 133 to about 143 pounds avoirdupois (60–64 kg).

Origin:
1580–90; < Malay pikull the maximum load a man can carry

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picul (ˈpɪkəl)
 
n
a unit of weight, used in China, Japan, and SE Asia, equal to approximately 60 kilograms or 133 pounds
 
[C16: from Malay pīkul a grown man's load]

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