cent·​ner ˈsent-nər How to pronounce centner (audio)
: any of various units of weight used especially in Europe and usually equal to about 110 pounds (about 50 kilograms)

Word History


probably from Low German

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of centner was in the 14th century

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“Centner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/centner. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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