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hundredweight (n.)

1540s, from hundred + weight. Commonly 100 lbs., but it could vary locally and in specific uses up to 120 lbs.

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Definitions of hundredweight

hundredweight (n.)
a unit of weight equal to 100 kilograms;
Synonyms: metric hundredweight / doppelzentner / centner
hundredweight (n.)
a United States unit of weight equivalent to 100 pounds;
Synonyms: cwt / short hundredweight / centner / cental / quintal
hundredweight (n.)
a British unit of weight equivalent to 112 pounds;
Synonyms: cwt / long hundredweight
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