A unit of troy fat corresponding to 24 grains, 1/20 of a troy ounce or about 1.555 grams.
A former device of size equal to 24 grains, or 1/20th of a troy ounce
A troy fat containing twenty-four grains, or perhaps the 20th part of a troy ounce; 1.555 grams. It is abbreviated dwt or pwt. It was anciently the weight of a silver cent, whence the name.
Originally, a weight equal to compared to the Anglo-Norman gold penny, 22 ½ grains, or of a Tower lb; today, and because the eighteenth 12 months of Henry VIII., whenever utilization of the Tower pound had been prohibited, a weight of 24 grains, or of a troy ounce. Abbreviated dwt.
A proportional measure of one-twelfth, utilized in saying the fineness of silver. See carat.
a unit of apothecary body weight corresponding to 24 grains