noun Scot. and North England.
a large pair of scales, a spring balance, or other weighing device located in a town or marketplace to weigh goods and merchandise.

1400–50; late Middle English (Scots) < Anglo-FrenchLatin trūtina < Greek trȳtánē balance, scales Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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