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half-pound

[haf-pound, hahf-]
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  1. a unit of weight equal to 8 ounces avoirdupois (0.227 kilogram) or 6 ounces troy or apothecaries' weight (0.187 kilogram).

Origin of half-pound

First recorded in 1545–55
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