- a unit of weight, equal to 100 pounds avoirdupois (45.3592 kilograms): the British hundredweight equals 112 pounds avoirdupois or 50.8023 kilograms
- a unit of weight, equal to 100 pounds troy (37.3242 kilograms) Symbol, cwt
See hundredweight in American Heritage Dictionary 4
noun pl. hundredweight
or hun·dred·weights Abbr. cwt
- A unit of weight in the U.S. Customary System equal to 100 pounds (45.36 kilograms). Also called cental, short hundredweight.
- A unit of weight in the British Imperial System equal to 112 pounds (50.80 kilograms). Also called quintal.
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