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1. A unit of mass in the metric system equal to 100 kilograms.

[Middle English, a unit of weight, from Old French, from Medieval Latin quintāle, from Arabic qinṭār, from Late Greek kentēnarion, from Late Latin centēnārium (pondus), hundred(weight), from Latin centēnārius, of a hundred; see centenary.]


1. (Units) a unit of weight equal to 100 pounds
2. (Units) a unit of weight equal to 100 kilograms
[C15: via Old French from Arabic qintār, possibly from Latin centēnārius consisting of a hundred]


(ˈkwɪn tl)

1. a unit of weight equal to 100 kilograms (220.5 avoirdupois pounds).
[1425–75; late Middle English < Medieval Latin quintāle < Arabic qinṭār weight of a hundred pounds. See centenary]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quintal - a unit of weight equal to 100 kilograms
metric weight unit, weight unit - a decimal unit of weight based on the gram
centner, doppelzentner, hundredweight, metric hundredweight - a unit of weight equal to 100 kilograms
metric ton, tonne, MT, t - a unit of weight equivalent to 1000 kilograms
2.quintal - 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
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Wouldn't hev your conscience fer a thousand quintal," said Dan.
They were Young, John Adams, McCoy, who was my great-grandfather, and Quintal.
Quintal was his chum, and they got drunk together all the time.
Then Quintal went to Young and demanded his wife, and went to Adams and demanded his wife.
There was not money enough of any kind, in many parts of the country, to pay the salaries of the ministers; so that they sometimes had to take quintals of fish, bushels of corn, or cords of wood, instead of silver or gold.
For the 2015-16 marketing year, the government has fixed the MSP at Rs 4,100 per quintal for long staple cotton and at Rs 3,800 per quintal for medium staple.
to ` 275 per quintal for this year to boost domestic output and check the increase in prices while making a modest increase of ` 50 in paddy MSP to ` 1,410 per quintal.
Les minoteries, ces grands utilisateurs de ble tendre ne veulent pas payer le prix de 270 dirhams le quintal fixe par l'Etat et negocient a la baisse l'achat du ble local.
September 1 last year to Rs 7,986 per quintal on February 28.
The acquisition of Quintal Healthcare Ltd, which manufactures and distributes a range of transfer boards and glide sheets, as well as patient turning equipment and handling belts, strategically reinforces GBUK's Healthcare division by providing the group with an established base in a new and complementary market sector.
14 at Redhook Brewery in Portsmouth, the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund celebrated 30 years of helping people like Quintal and Prince achieve their goals.
Quintal has more than 15 years of management experience in the IT services industry.