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1. A unit of mass in the metric system equal to 100 kilograms.
2. See hundredweight.
[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]
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]
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|Noun||1.||quintal - a unit of weight equal to 100 kilograms|
centner, doppelzentner, hundredweight, metric hundredweight - a unit of weight equal to 100 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)