Picul

Pic"ul

(?), n. [Jav. & Malay pikul, fr. pikul to carry on the back, to carry a burden; n., a man's burden.] A commercial weight varying in different countries and for different commodities. In Borneo it is 135 lbs.; in China and Sumatra, 133 lbs.; in Japan, 133 lbs.; but sometimes 130 lbs., etc. Called also, by the Chinese, tan.
[Written also pecul, and pecal.]

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