Centner meaning

sĕntnər
An assaying unit equal to one dram.
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In some European countries, a commercial weight approximately equal to the British hundredweight.
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A unit of weight with different actual definitions in parts of Germany and Scandinavia, typically 100 local pounds.
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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