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pennyweight

[ pen-ee-weyt ]
/ ˈpɛn iˌweɪt /
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noun
(in troy weight) a unit of 24 grains or 1/20 of an ounce (1.56 grams). Abbreviation: dwt, pwt
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Origin of pennyweight

1350–1400; Middle English penyweight,Old English penega gewihte.See penny, weight
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British Dictionary definitions for pennyweight

pennyweight
/ (ˈpɛnɪˌweɪt) /

noun
a unit of weight equal to 24 grains or one twentieth of an ounce (Troy)
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