trone

noun \ˈtrōn\
variants: less commonly

tron

\ˈträn\

Definition of trone

plural

-s

chiefly Scottish

  1. :  one of various weighing machines; specifically :  one for heavy wares having two horizontal bars crossing each other and beaked at the extremities

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Origin and Etymology of trone

Anglo-French trone, from Old French, from Latin trutina balance, scales, from Greek trytanē; akin to Greek tryma hole, tetrainein to pierce; from the opening in which the tongue of the scale moves — more at throw


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