troy pound


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Noun1.troy pound - an apothecary weight equal to 12 ounces or 373.242 grams
troy unit - any of the unit of the troy system of weights
apothecaries' unit, apothecaries' weight - any weight unit used in pharmacy; an ounce is equal to 480 grains and a pound is equal to 12 ounces
apothecaries' ounce, ounce, troy ounce - a unit of apothecary weight equal to 480 grains or one twelfth of a pound
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The basic unit was the troy pound (= 5,760 grains = 0.3732417216 kg), the other units being the ounce, the pennyweight, and the grain.
There are 12 inches in a foot, 12 ounces in a troy pound (used to measure gold, silver and gems), and 12 in a dozen.
How many troy ounces are there in a troy pound? Pilgrim Fathers sailed to New England in 1620?