a unit of weight equivalent to 50 kilograms.
See hundredweight (sense 3)
[mi-trish-uh n] /mɪˈtrɪʃ ən/ noun 1. a metrist.
[me-truh-sahyz] /ˈmɛ trəˌsaɪz/ verb (used with object), metricized, metricizing. 1. to express in terms of the . 2. Mathematics. . v. “convert to the metric system,” 1873, from metric (adj.) + -ize. Related: Metricized; metricizing. Earlier, “to convert to poetic meter” (1850; see metric (n.)).
- Metric madness
noun 1. (informal) excessive devotion to metrication
- Metric martyr
noun 1. (Brit) a shopkeeper or trader willing to be prosecuted for continuing to use only imperial measures as a protest against the perceived imposition of metric measures by the European Union