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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.
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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
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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]
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hundredweight

(cwt) A unit of mass equal to 112 lb; 1 hundredweight troy = 100 pounds troy; 1 hundredweight = 4 quarters.
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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
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Translations

hundredweight

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

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

[ˈhʌndrɪdˌweɪt] n (Brit) (112 lb) → 50.8 kg (Am) (100 lb) → 45.3 kg
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