World Wide Words: Abbreviation 'lb' for pound
Oct 3, 1998 . The form lb is actually an abbreviation of the Latin word libra, which could mean a pound, itself a shortened form of the full expression, libra .
Why do the letters 'lbs' stand for pounds
Generally speaking, it is incorrect to use the "plural form" lbs to mean "pounds", as the Latin plural of libra... Why lbs stand for pounds? because it does get a life .
Why is pound abbreviated lb
Why pound abbreviated for lb? The mass unit 'lb' comes from the Latin word libra, meaning "scale (or) weighing balance". Is pounds abbreviated lb or lbs?