noun, plural weys.
  1. an old British unit of weight of various values, especially 16 stones of 16 pounds each, or 256 pounds.
  2. an old Scotch-Irish unit of capacity equal to 40 U.S. bushels.

Origin of wey

before 900; Middle English; Old English wǣge weight. See weigh1
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Word Origin and History for wey

dry goods weight, Old English weg (see weigh).

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