- hundredweight (sense )
- a unit of weight in the metric system, equal to 100 kilograms (220.4623 pounds avoirdupois): abbrev. q or ql
Origin of quintalMiddle English from Middle French from Medieval Latin quintale from Arabic qint?r, ultimately from Classical Latin centenarius: see centenary
- A unit of mass in the metric system equal to 100 kilograms.
- See hundredweight.
Origin of quintalMiddle English a unit of weight from Old French from Medieval Latin quintāle from Arabic qin&tlowdot;ār from Late Greek kentēnarion from Late Latin centēnārium (pondus) hundred(weight) from Latin centēnārius of a hundred ; see centenary .