assay ton


noun

a unit of weight used in assaying ore, equivalent to 29.167 grams.

Nearby words

  1. assaultive,
  2. assay,
  3. assay cup,
  4. assay groove,
  5. assay office,
  6. assaying,
  7. assbackwards,
  8. asse,
  9. assegai,
  10. assemblage

Origin of assay ton

First recorded in 1880–85

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