centner

centner

[sent-ner]
noun
1.
(in several European countries) a unit of weight of 50 kilograms, equivalent to 110.2 pounds avoirdupois.
2.
a unit of 100 kilograms.

Origin:
1675–85 for sense “hundredweight”; < Low German; compare German Zentner, Old High German centenari < Latin centēnārius of a hundred; see centenary

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centner (ˈsɛntnə)
 
n
1.  Also called (esp US): short hundredweight a unit of weight equivalent to 100 pounds (45.3 kilograms)
2.  (in some European countries) a unit of weight equivalent to 50 kilograms (110.23 pounds)
3.  a unit of weight equivalent to 100 kilograms
 
[C17: from German Zentner, ultimately from Latin centēnārius of a hundred; see centenary]

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