Smithfield stone

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Smithfield (a London meat market) + stone

Calculated on the basis that for every 14lb (1 standard stone) of livestock purchased, 8lb (1 Smithfield stone) of saleable meat are produced.

Noun[edit]

Smithfield stone (plural Smithfield stone)

  1. (obsolete) A British unit of weight used in the meat trade, equal to 8 pounds (avoirdupois).