This is the standard unit of mass in the British system of units. It has since been replaced by the SI system and the kg.

16 ounces (oz)=1 pound (lb) 1 stone=14 pounds (lb)
1 quarter=28 pounds (lb) 1 hundredweight (cwt)=112 pounds (lb)
1 ton=2240 pounds (lb) 20 hundredweight (cwt)=1 ton
1 pound (lb)=0.453592 kg

See also: Approximate Mass, Mass, Metric Pound, Short Hundredweight, Stone.

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