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. (obsolete) Amsterdam pound: 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.