Definitions for: Pennyweight


[n] a unit of apothecary weight equal to 24 grains



Webster (1913) Definition: Pen"ny*weight`, n.
A troy weight containing twenty-four grains, or the twentieth
part of an ounce; as, a pennyweight of gold or of arsenic. It
was anciently the weight of a silver penny, whence the name.

See Also: apothecaries' ounce, grain, ounce, troy ounce, troy unit

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