tower pound

noun

often capitalized T
: a pound of 5400 grains or 349.91 grams : the legal mint pound of England before 1527

Word History

Etymology

so called from the standard pound kept in the Tower of London

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“Tower pound.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tower%20pound. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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