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Meaning of HUNDREDWEIGHT

Pronunciation:  'hundrid`weyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a British unit of weight equivalent to 112 pounds
  2. [n]  a United States unit of weight equivalent to 100 pounds
  3. [n]  a unit of weight equal to 100 kilograms
 

HUNDREDWEIGHT is a 13 letter word that starts with H.

 

 Synonyms: cental, centner, cwt, doppelzentner, long hundredweight, metric hundredweight, quintal, short hundredweight
 
 See Also: avoirdupois unit, gross ton, long ton, metric weight unit, net ton, quarter, short ton, ton, weight unit

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 

 

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