noun \ˈkwin-təl, ˈkan-\

Definition of QUINTAL

:  a unit of weight equal to 100 kilograms (about 220 pounds)

Origin of QUINTAL

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin quintale, from Arabic qinṭār, from Late Greek kentēnarion, from Late Latin centenarium, from Latin, neuter of centenarius consisting of a hundred — more at centenary
First Known Use: 15th century

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