Amsterdam pound

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Calque of Dutch Amsterdams pond, from Amsterdam +‎ pond (pound (weight measure)).

Noun[edit]

Amsterdam pound (plural Amsterdam pounds)

  1. (obsolete) 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 kilograms.