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cent·ner

 (sĕnt′nər)
n.
1.
a. A unit of weight in Germany and Scandinavia corresponding to the hundredweight and equal to 50 kilograms (110.23 pounds).
b. A unit of weight in parts of the former Soviet Union equal to 100 kilograms (220.46 pounds).
2. An assaying unit equal to one dram.

[German Zentner, from Old High German cëntenāri, from Latin centēnārius, of a hundred; see centenary.]

centner

(ˈsɛntnə)
n
1. (Units) Also called (esp US): short hundredweight a unit of weight equivalent to 100 pounds (45.3 kilograms)
2. (Units) (in some European countries) a unit of weight equivalent to 50 kilograms (110.23 pounds)
3. (Units) a unit of weight equivalent to 100 kilograms
[C17: from German Zentner, ultimately from Latin centēnārius of a hundred; see centenary]

cent•ner

(ˈsɛnt nər)

n.
1. (in several European countries) a unit of weight of 50 kilograms, equivalent to 110.2 pounds avoirdupois.
2. a unit of 100 kilograms.
[1675–85; < Low German; compare German Zentner, Old High German centenari < Latin centēnārius of a hundred; see centenary]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.centner - 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.centner - in some European countries: a unit of weight equivalent to 50 kilograms
metric weight unit, weight unit - a decimal unit of weight based on the gram
myg, myriagram - one ten thousandth of a centner
centner, doppelzentner, hundredweight, metric hundredweight - a unit of weight equal to 100 kilograms
3.centner - 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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