pennyweight(redirected from pennyweights)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal.
pennyweight:see English units of measurementEnglish units of measurement,
principal system of weights and measures used in a few nations, the only major industrial one being the United States. It actually consists of two related systems—the U.S.
..... Click the link for more information. .
A unit of mass equal to ¹⁄₂₀ troy ounce or to 1.55517384 grams; the term is employed in the United States and in England for the valuation of silver, gold, and jewels. Abbreviated dwt; pwt.