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pennyweight Line breaks: penny|weight
Pronunciation: /ˈpɛnɪweɪt/

Definition of pennyweight in English:


A unit of weight, 24 grains or one twentieth of an ounce troy.
Example sentences
  • Gold is measured using troy weights (as opposed to the more familiar avoirdupois weights): 24 grains make a pennyweight, and 20 pennyweights make a 31.1-gram troy ounce.
  • Both agreed there was gold - one suggesting up to two and a half ounces per ton of quartz, the other ‘equal to one ounce eleven pennyweights per ton.’
  • They are each to be of the value of half a cent, and to contain five pennyweights and a half a pennyweight of copper.

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