- 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 quint&amacron;le, from Arabic qin&tlowdot;&amacron;r, from Late Greek kent&emacron;narion, from Late Latin cent&emacron;n&amacron;rium (pondus), hundred(weight), from Latin cent&emacron;n&amacron;rius, of a hundred; see centenary.