Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An Eastern measure of weight, varying considerably in different localities and according to the substances weighed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A weight used in certain parts of the East Indies, varying considerably in different localities, the range being from 223 to 625 pounds.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A weight used in parts of the East Indies, varying from about 223 to 625 pounds.

Etymologies

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Arabic, from bahara to charge with a load.

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