picul definition

  • noun:
    • Any of various products of fat found in southeast Asia and Asia and equal to 100 catties, specially a Chinese device equal to 133 1/3 pounds (about 60 kilograms).
    • a conventional Asian device of fat, around a person can carry on a shoulder-pole.
    • A commercial weight varying in various nations as well as for various products. In Borneo it really is 1355/8 pounds.; in Asia and Sumatra, 1331/2 lbs.; in Japan, 1331/3 pounds.; but occasionally 130 lbs., etc. Called also, because of the Chinese, tan.
    • A weight in use in China while the East typically, containing 100 kin or catties, and equal to about 133⅛ pounds avoirdupois. By the Chinese its known as tan.
    • a unit of fat utilized in some parts of Asia; around equal to 133 pounds (the load a grown guy can carry)

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