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Meaning of QUINTAL

Pronunciation:  'kwintl

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

QUINTAL is a 7 letter word that starts with Q.


 Synonyms: cental, centner, cwt, hundredweight, short hundredweight
 See Also: avoirdupois unit, doppelzentner, metric hundredweight, metric ton, metric weight unit, MT, net ton, quarter, short ton, t, ton, tonne, weight unit



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Quin"tal\, n. [F., fr. Sp. quintal, fr. Ar. qintar a
weight of 100 lbs., prob. fr. L. centenarius consisting of a
hundred, fr. centeni a hundred each, fr. centum a hundred.
See {Hundred}, and cf. {Kentle}.]
1. A hundredweight, either 112 or 100 pounds, according to
   the scale used. Cf. {Cental}. [Sometimes written and
   pronounced {kentle}.]

2. A metric measure of weight, being 100,000 grams, or 100
   kilograms, equal to 220.46 pounds avoirdupois.