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