Definition of meil in US English:

meil

noun

Shetland, Orkney, Scottish
historical
  • A measure of weight, varying according to commodity but often taken to be equal to 6 lispounds; specifically a measure of weight for foodstuffs, especially grain and (in Orkney) meat.

Origin

Mid 16th century. Probably the reflex of a borrowing from early Scandinavian.

Pronunciation

meil

/miːl/