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centner

[sent-ner] /ˈsɛnt nər/
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
1675-1685
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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British Dictionary definitions for centner

centner

/ˈsɛntnə/
noun
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
Word Origin
C17: from German Zentner, ultimately from Latin centēnārius of a hundred; see centenary
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