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Noun: hundredweight  'hún-drud,weyt
  1. A unit of weight equal to 100 kilograms
    - metric hundredweight, doppelzentner, centner
     
  2. A United States unit of weight equivalent to 100 pounds
    - cwt, short hundredweight, centner, cental, quintal
     
  3. A British unit of weight equivalent to 112 pounds
    - cwt, long hundredweight

Derived forms: hundredweights

Type of: avoirdupois unit, metric weight unit, weight unit

Part of: gross ton, long ton, net ton, quintal, short ton, ton

Encyclopedia: Hundredweight