Pennyweight

Definition of Pennyweight

Pen´ny`weight`
n.1.A troy weight containing twenty-four grains, or the twentieth part of a troy ounce; 1.555 grams; as, a pennyweight of gold or of arsenic. It is abbreviated dwt or pwt. It was anciently the weight of a silver penny, whence the name.

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apothecaries' ounce, grain, ounce, troy ounce, troy unit
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