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Definition of Hundredweight

Hundredweight
Cental Cen"tal, n. [L. centum a hundred.] A weight of one hundred pounds avoirdupois; -- called in many parts of the United States a Hundredweight.
Hundredweight
Hundredweight Hun"dred*weight`, n. A denomination of weight, containing 100, 112, or 120 pounds avoirdupois, according to differing laws or customs. By the legal standard of England it is 112 pounds. In most of the United States, both in practice and by law, it is 100 pounds avoirdupois, the corresponding ton of 2,000 pounds, sometimes called the short ton, being the legal ton.

Meaning of Hundredweight from wikipedia

- The hundredweight (abbreviation: cwt), formerly also known as the centum weight or quintal, British imperial and US customary unit of weight or m****....
- India, where 1 quintal = 100 kg. In British English, it referred to the hundredweight; in American English, it formerly referred to an uncommon measure of...
- imperial. In livestock auction markets, cattle are sold in dollars per hundredweight (short), whereas hogs are sold in dollars per hundred kilograms. Imperial...
- ton are defined as 20 hundredweights, but a hundredweight is 100 pounds (45.359237 kg) in the US system (short or net hundredweight) and 112 pounds (50...
- weigh between 48 and 49 3/4 hundredweight. These guns are very similar to the gun of 9 1/2 feet and 49 1/4 hundredweight which was detailed in the mensuration...
- quarters, hundredweights, and tons remain defined as 25, 100, and 2000 lb respectively. The quarter is now virtually unused, as is the hundredweight outside...
- dates used in this article are New Style. "Cwt" is the abbreviation for hundredweight, 12 cwt referring to the weight of the gun. McLaughlin 2003, p. 108...
- Both the long ton and the short ton are 20 hundredweight, the long hundredweight and the short hundredweight being 112 and 100 pounds respectively. Before...
- 41 long tons 6 hundredweight (42.0 t; 46.3 short tons) Tender weight 28 long tons 5 cwt (63,300 lb or 28.7 t) 28 long tons 5 hundredweight (28.7 t; 31.6...
- anvils were often marked in hundredweight, the marking consisting of three numbers, indicating hundredweight, quarter hundredweight and pounds. For example...
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