hundredweight

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hun·dred·weight

noun \ˈhən-drəd-ˌwāt, -dərd-ˌwāt\

: a unit of weight equal to 100 pounds in the U.S. or to 112 pounds in the U.K.

plural hundredweight or hundredweights

Full Definition of HUNDREDWEIGHT

1
:  a unit of weight equal to 100 pounds —called also short hundredweight — see weight table
2
British :  a unit of weight equal to 112 pounds —called also long hundredweight

First Known Use of HUNDREDWEIGHT

1577

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