Centner Definition

sĕntnər
noun
In some European countries, a commercial weight approximately equal to the British hundredweight.
Webster's New World
A unit of weight in parts of the former Soviet Union equal to 100 kilograms (220.46 pounds).
American Heritage
An assaying unit equal to one dram.
American Heritage
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Other Word Forms of Centner

Noun

Singular:
centner
Plural:
centners

Origin of Centner

  • German Zentner from Old High German cëntenāri from Latin centēnārius of a hundred centenary

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Probably from Lower German Zentner, comparable to the hundredweight

    From Wiktionary

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