- a unit of apothecaries' weight, equal to 60 grains, or 1/8 (0.125) ounce (3.89 grams).
- 1/16 (0.0625) ounce, avoirdupois weight (27.34 grains; 1.77 grams). Abbreviation: dr., dr
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OTHER WORDS FROM dramhalf-dram, adjective, noun
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The Hakushu 12 was a little peaty and nutty, the kind of dram I want to unwind with after a fine restaurant meal.Watch Out, Scotland! Japanese Whisky Is on the Rise|Kayleigh Kulp|November 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The umpires, having partaken of a dram, shook hands and departed, as they had to drive out of town that night.The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 2(of 2)|Charles Dickens
A grave-digger was carrying one of these deceased angels to the churchyard, when he stept into a tavern to take a dram.A Woman's Journey Round the World|Ida Pfeiffer
They must have a dram together in a stall removed from the congregation of steaming men at the long bar.The Cruise of the Shining Light|Norman Duncan
What avails the dram of brandy while it swims chemically united with its barrel of wort?
Morsfield poured out for the injured countess or no-countess a dram of the brandy of passion, under the breath.Lord Ormont and his Aminta, Complete|George Meredith