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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.]
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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]
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(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]
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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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They were Young, John Adams, McCoy, who was my great-grandfather, and Quintal. He was a very bad man, too.
Quintal was his chum, and they got drunk together all the time.
"Quintal's wife, the one whose ear he bit off, also got killed by falling from the cliffs.
"'Wouldn't hev your conscience fer a thousand quintal," said Dan.
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.
MSP for soybean has been hiked by Rs 311 per quintal, sunflower by Rs 262 per quintal and sesamum by Rs 236 per quintal.
Cette mesure sera accompagnee par l'octroi d'une subvention forfaitaire de 5 dirhams le quintal pour l'achat du ble tendre local, du 1 er juin au 31 aout prochain et d'une prime de magasinage de 2 dirhams le quintal au profit des structures de stockage chaque deux semaines.
Ms Quintal, in an op-ed published in South Africa's Daily Maverick, recounted their ordeal that led to global condemnation and their subsequent release.Contrary to Tanzanian authorities' assertion, Ms Quintal says they had a letter of invitation from the Media Council of Tanzania and had double checked the visa requirements.
Some 6,581.847 quintals of moong have been procured from 1,164 farmers by the procurement agencies appointed by the government.
Ms Quintal is the CPJ's Africa programme coordinator while Ms Mumo is the sub-Saharan Africa representative.
The MSP of wheat was Rs 1,735 per quintal in the 2017-18 crop year.
The government has decided 50.09 per cent of profit on the input cost of Rs1,619 per quintal of jowar (hybrid) thus fixing MSP at Rs2,340 per quintal.