관 쾌 (貫) Now romanized as gwan. In Korea, 20th century (UN 1966), a unit of mass, = 3.750 kilograms (about 8.3 pounds av.).
In Japan, a unit of mass, defined by law in 1891 as exactly 3.75 kilograms. Prior to metrication, about 3.75652 kilograms (about 8.281 pounds). Also romanized as kuwan, kan and kwamme, the last 貫目 referring specifically to the version defined by the meter.
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