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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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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.
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.
Negotiations went on between the farmers and the mills ' deputy director and it was concluded that the mills would clear outstanding dues of farmers at Rs450 but from now onward, the sugarcane would be purchased at Rs400 per quintal.
Meanwhile, sugar prices have fallen by almost Rs 100 per quintal in the three days.
To encourage farmers to grow pulses in coming seasons, he suggested a hike in MSP of gram by Rs 500 per quintal to Rs 4,000 for the 2016 rabi season to start from the next month.
This formula is not acceptable as farmers will end up getting only Rs 220 a quintal," he says.
Technically, the long-term trend is bullish, and prices are expected to move to Rs 5,000-5200 per quintal by the end of December.
The Maharashtra government had asked the Centre to raise the MSP to Rs 4,285 a quintal but it was turned down.
Kamensky, 33, had 14 goals and 44 points for the Avalanche, and Quintal had eight goals and 27 points while playing in all 82 games for the Montreal Canadiens.