Definition of picul in English:

picul

(also pikul)

noun

  • A unit of weight used in China and South-East Asia equal to 100 catties (approx. 133 lb, 60.4 kg).

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Robert Parke (fl. 1588–1589), translator. From Malay pikul load as heavy as an ordinary man can lift, 100-catty weight.

Pronunciation

picul

/ˈpɪkʌl/