Amsterdams pond

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Amsterdams (from Amsterdam) + pond (pound)

Noun[edit]

Amsterdams pond n (plural Amsterdamse ponden, diminutive Amsterdams pondje n)

  1. One of many locally defined weight measures called pound before the introduction of the metric system, important because of its use in the thriving Dutch maritime commerce; equivalent to 0,4941 kilogram.