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Definition of Hundredweight
HundredweightCental 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 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
as the centum weight
or quintal, British imperial
and US customary
unit of weight
- India, where
= 100 kg. In British
English, it referred
to the hundredweight
; in American
English, it formerly referred
to an uncommon measure
- imperial. In livestock auction
are sold in dollars
hogs are sold in dollars
- 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
- weigh between
48 and 49 3/4 hundredweight
guns are very similar
to the gun of 9 1/2 feet and 49 1/4 hundredweight which
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
used in this article
are New Style. "Cwt" is the abbreviation
, 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
- 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...
were often marked
, the marking consisting
numbers, indicating hundredweight
, quarter hundredweight
and pounds. For example...
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