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hundredweight

[huhn-drid-weyt] /ˈhʌn drɪdˌweɪt/
noun, plural hundredweights (as after a numeral) hundredweight.
1.
Also called cental, quintal. a unit of avoirdupois weight commonly equivalent to 100 pounds (45.359 kilograms) in the U.S.
Abbreviation: cwt.
2.
cental (def 2).
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; hundred + weight
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British Dictionary definitions for hundred-weight

hundredweight

/ˈhʌndrədˌweɪt/
noun (pl) -weights, -weight
1.
(Brit) Also called long hundredweight. a unit of weight equal to 112 pounds or 50.802 35 kilograms
2.
(US & Canadian) Also called short hundredweight. a unit of weight equal to 100 pounds or 45.359 24 kilograms
3.
Also called metric hundredweight. a metric unit of weight equal to 50 kilograms
Abbreviation (for senses 1, 2) cwt
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