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hun·dred·weight

 (hŭn′drĭd-wāt′)
n. pl. hundredweight or hun·dred·weights Abbr. cwt
1. A unit of weight in the US Customary System equal to 100 pounds (45.36 kilograms). Also called cental, short hundredweight.
2. A unit of weight in the British Imperial System equal to 112 pounds (50.80 kilograms). Also called quintal.

hundredweight

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

hun•dred•weight

(ˈhʌn drɪdˌweɪt)

n., pl. -weights, (as after a numeral) -weight.
a unit of avoirdupois weight commonly equivalent to 100 pounds (45.359 kilograms) in the U.S. Abbr.: cwt
[1570–80]

hundredweight

(cwt) A unit of mass equal to 112 lb; 1 hundredweight troy = 100 pounds troy; 1 hundredweight = 4 quarters.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hundredweight - a unit of weight equal to 100 kilograms
metric weight unit, weight unit - a decimal unit of weight based on the gram
centner - in some European countries: a unit of weight equivalent to 50 kilograms
quintal - a unit of weight equal to 100 kilograms
2.hundredweight - a United States unit of weight equivalent to 100 pounds
avoirdupois unit - any of the units of the avoirdupois system of weights
quarter - a quarter of a hundredweight (25 pounds)
net ton, short ton, ton - a United States unit of weight equivalent to 2000 pounds
3.hundredweight - a British unit of weight equivalent to 112 pounds
quarter - a quarter of a hundredweight (28 pounds)
avoirdupois unit - any of the units of the avoirdupois system of weights
gross ton, long ton, ton - a British unit of weight equivalent to 2240 pounds
Translations

hundredweight

[ˈhʌndrɪdweɪt] N (Brit) = 112 libras = 50.8 kilogramos; (approx) → quintal m (US) = 100 libras = 45.4 kilogramos

hundredweight

nZentner m; (Brit) → 50,8 kg; (US) → 45,4 kg

hundredweight

[ˈhʌndrɪdˌweɪt] n (Brit) (112 lb) → 50.8 kg (Am) (100 lb) → 45.3 kg
References in classic literature ?
Yes, yes, too heavy," he said; "but that's not my fault; the foreman came just as we were starting, and would have three hundredweight more put on to save him trouble, and I must get on with it as well as I can.
I reckoned that the haul had brought in more than nine hundredweight of fish.
Every pound lost, would have been a hundredweight of happiness gained.
I urged upon George, however, how much pleasanter it would be to have Harris clean and fresh about the boat, even if we did have to take a few more hundredweight of provisions; and he got to see it in my light, and withdrew his opposition to Harris's bath.
If it does not weigh a hundredweight and won't break my neck.
Margaret Henan would have been a striking figure under any circumstances, but never more so than when I first chanced upon her, a sack of grain of fully a hundredweight on her shoulder, as she walked with sure though tottering stride from the cart-tail to the stable, pausing for an instant to gather strength at the foot of the steep steps that led to the grain-bin.
Nothing but a mine below it on a busy day in term time, with all its records, rules, and precedents collected in it and every functionary belonging to it also, high and low, upward and downward, from its son the Accountant-General to its father the Devil, and the whole blown to atoms with ten thousand hundredweight of gunpowder, would reform it in the least
By a happy mingling of reasoning and intuition peculiar to her sex she found gold at her first descent, and emerged after three hours' submersion with about two hundredweight of ore containing gold in the unparalleled quantity of seventeen ounces to the ton.
Three hundredweight more than half a ton he weighed; he had lived a long, strong life, full of fight and struggle, and at the end he faced death at the teeth of a creature whose head did not reach beyond his great knuckled knees.
I went on the next year with great success in my plantation: I raised fifty great rolls of tobacco on my own ground, more than I had disposed of for necessaries among my neighbours; and these fifty rolls, being each of above a hundredweight, were well cured, and laid by against the return of the fleet from Lisbon: and now increasing in business and wealth, my head began to be full of projects and undertakings beyond my reach; such as are, indeed, often the ruin of the best heads in business.
I should have looked out beforehand some stone weighing a hundredweight or more which had been lying in the corner from the time the house was built.
Joe waited on her when she got there, put her safely into the railway carriage, and handed in the very little bag after her, as though it were some enormous trunk, hundredweights heavy, which she must on no account endeavour to lift.