noun. excess bodily weight.
- bodily property
noun. a system of weights based on the 16-ounce pound (or 7,000 grains).
- avoirdupois unit
- system of weights
Example sentences of the word avoirdupois
Convert the weight of your gold in grams or avoirdupois ounces to troy ounces so you can better calculate the market value of your scrap gold.
2. Noun, singular or mass
A good deal for buying a Troy ounce of gold may not be a good deal for buying an avoirdupois use of the system.
3. Verb, base form
You can use the relationships between Troy ounces, pounds and pennyweight if you need to convert, say, avoirdupois ounces to pennyweight.