trone

[ trohn ]
/ troʊn /

noun Scot. and North England.

a large pair of scales, a spring balance, or other weighing device located in a town or marketplace to weigh goods and merchandise.

Origin of trone

1400–50; late Middle English (Scots) < Anglo-FrenchLatin trūtina < Greek trȳtánē balance, scales
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