Definition of Picul

1. Noun. A unit of weight used in some parts of Asia; approximately equal to 133 pounds (the load a grown man can carry).

Generic synonyms: Weight, Weight Unit



Definition of Picul

1. n. A commercial weight varying in different countries and for different commodities. In Borneo it is 135⅝ lbs.; in China and Sumatra, 133½ lbs.; in Japan, 133⅓ lbs.; but sometimes 130 lbs., etc. Called also, by the Chinese, tan.

Definition of Picul

1. an Asian unit of weight [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Picul

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picul (current term)
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piddlingly

Literary usage of Picul

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1. The Chinese Commercial Guide, Containing Treaties, Tariffs, Regulations by Samuel Wells Williams (1863)
"At present the rates of freight in the former lino are nearly as follows :— RATES OF FREIGHT IN STEAMERS TO CANTON. Aniseed oil, J picul case, 040 Alum, ..."

2. Treaties and Agreements with and Concerning China, 1894-1919: A Collection by John Van Antwerp MacMurray (1921)
"Brass and yellow metal— Antimony per picul.. .700 Bars and rods per picul.. 1.150 Bolts and nuts and accessories do.... 1.150 Foil do. ..."

3. Treaties and Agreements with and Concerning China, 1894-1919: A Collection by John Van Antwerp MacMurray (1921)
"Antimony per picul.. .700 Brass and yellow metal— Bars and rods per picul.. 1.150 Bolts and nuts and accessories do.... 1.150 Foil do.... 1.675 Nails do. ..."

4. Compilation of Treaties in Force: Prepared Under Resolution of the Senate by United States, United States Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations (1904)
"German silver— Sheets per picul.. 2.200 Wire do 1.500 Iron and mild steel, new— Anchors, and parts thereof; mill iron; mill and ship's cranks; ..."

5. Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by William B. Dana (1859)
"Is principally taken up by French ships, for continental market; price from 55 to CO ticals per picul, and free of export duty ; white is very scarce. ..."

6. Cyclopædia of India and of Eastern and Southern Asia, Commercial, Industrial by Edward Balfour (1873)
"<• obtained from one picul of berries. It j- to varnish umbrellas, to dress the hair. • lani[)S and to mix with the tallow of <-nn : given internally, ..."

7. The Mineral Industry (1897)
"On this basis he considers that 215 fl. should be written off annually for repairs and depreciation; taking the furnace to smelt 35 picul per night, ..."

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