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Definition of Pennyweight

Pennyweight
Pennyweight Pen"ny*weight`, n. A troy weight containing twenty-four grains, or the twentieth part of an ounce; as, a pennyweight of gold or of arsenic. It was anciently the weight of a silver penny, whence the name.

Meaning of Pennyweight from wikipedia

- A pennyweight (dwt) is a unit of m**** equal to 24 grains, 1⁄20 of a troy ounce, 1⁄240 of a troy pound, approximately 0.054857 avoirdupois ounce and exactly...
- industry. The Troy weights are the grain, the pennyweight (24 grains), the troy ounce (20 pennyweights), and the troy pound (12 troy ounces). The troy...
- pound and one pennyweight. In what follows, "dollar" will be used as a unit of m****. A troy pound being 5760 grains and a pennyweight being 240 times...
- between the grain and ounce (apothecaries' has scruple and dram, troy has pennyweight, and avoirdupois has just dram, sometimes spelled drachm). The dram in...
- tower (or troy) ounce = 640 tower grains = 450 troy grains 1 London pennyweight = 1 tower (or troy) pennyweight = 32 tower grains = 22+1⁄2 troy grains...
- series was 1⁄240 of the Saxon pound of 5400 grains (350 grams), giving a pennyweight of about 1.46 grams. His queen Cynethryth also minted these coins under...
- quarter, abolished the use of the bushel and peck, and abolished the pennyweight (from 31 January 1969). Hide four to eight bovates. A unit of yield,...
- coin's designated value, however, was 24 troy grains of silver (one pennyweight, or 1⁄240 of a troy pound, or about 1.56 grams), with the difference...
- in carats of 4 grains, and silver in pounds of 12 troy ounces of 20 pennyweight each.[clarification needed] The United States adopted the metric carat...
- authentication Pathetic Writer, a word processor software application Pennyweight, a unit of m**** Petawatt (PW), a unit of power Picowatt (pW), a unit...