pennyweight

noun pen·ny·weight \ ˈpe-nē-ˌwāt \

Definition of pennyweight

: a unit of weight equal to ¹/₂₀ Troy ounce — see Weights and Measures Table

First Known Use of pennyweight

14th century

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pennyweight

noun pen·ny·weight \ ˈpen-ē-ˌwāt \

medical Definition of pennyweight

: a unit of weight equal to 24 grains

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