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Meaning of half-pound

half-pound

Pronunciation: (haf'pound', häf'-), [key]
— n.
  1. a unit of weight equal to 8 ounces avoirdupois (0.227 kilogram) or 6 ounces troy or apothecaries' weight (0.187 kilogram).
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