cloff definition

  • noun:
    • previously an allowance of two weight in almost every three hundredweight after the tare and tret tend to be subtracted; today used only in a general good sense, of small deductions through the original body weight.
    • Formerly an allowance of two weight in just about every 300 weight following the tare and tret tend to be subtracted; today used only in a general feeling, of little deductions from the initial fat.
    • In com.: Formerly, an allowance of 2 pounds in every 3 hundredweight on specific items, after the tare and tret had been taken, that body weight might hold out in selling.
    • Now, in England, any deduction or allowance from gross fat. In addition written clough.

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