Definition of Troy weight

1. Noun. A system of weights used for precious metals and gemstones; based on a 12-ounce pound and an ounce of 480 grains.

Exact synonyms: Troy
Generic synonyms: System Of Weights, Weight
Terms within: Troy Unit



Definition of Troy weight

1. Noun. a system of units of weight / mass, mostly used for precious metals and gemstones, in which the pound contains 12 ounces which each contain 480 grains ¹

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Literary usage of Troy weight

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1. A Dictionary, Practical, Theoretical, and Historical, of Commerce and by John Ramsey McCulloch (1852)
"Neither did it affect the previously existing system of weights : both the Troy and the Avoirdupois weights having been preserved. "The troy weight," «ays ..."

2. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1901)
"troy weight FOR BREAD. (9th S. vi. 468 ; vü. 18. ... troy weight was used in other countries For bread as for other goods, both the old French pound (2 ..."

3. A Dictionary of Science, Literature, & Art: Comprising the Definitions and by George William Cox (1867)
"troy weight, therefore, according to this etymology, is, in fact, London weight. We were induced, moreover, to preserve the troy weight, because all the ..."

4. Scientific American Reference Book by Albert Allis Hopkins, Alexander Russell Bond (1904)
"The British or "long" ton, used to some extent in the United States, contains 2240 Ibs., corresponding to a owt. of 112 and a quarter of 28 Ibs. troy weight ..."

5. New University Arithmetic: Embracing the Science of Numbers, and Their by Charles Davies (1856)
"What articles are weighed by troy weight 1 What are its denominations 1 Repeat the table. What is the standard Troy pound ! What are the units of the scale, ..."

6. Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by William B. Dana (1841)
"troy weight is used in the weighing of gold, silver, and precious stones, ... This weight is essentially the same as troy weight, but differently vOL. iv. ..."

7. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1876)
"troy weight, a scale of weights used in England and tho United States for weighing gold, silver, and jewels, and in trying tho strength of spirituous ..."

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