Main definitions of dress weight in English

: dress weight1dress weight2

dress weight1

noun

North American
  • The weight of a carcass after organs, excess fat, and inedible parts such as the head and tail have been removed during butchery.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Boston Post. From dress + weight, after dressed weight.

Pronunciation

dress weight

/ˈdrɛs weɪt/

Main definitions of dress weight in English

: dress weight1dress weight2

dress weight2

noun

  • 1A small lead weight designed to be placed in the hem of a dress or skirt to make it hang properly.

  • 2Cloth of a suitable weight for making into dresses; a piece of such cloth.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Scientific American. From dress + weight.

Pronunciation

dress weight

/ˈdrɛs weɪt/