centner

noun
cent·​ner | \ ˈsent-nər How to pronounce centner (audio) \

Definition of centner

: any of various units of weight used especially in Europe and usually equal to about 110 pounds (about 50 kilograms)

First Known Use of centner

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for centner

probably from Low German

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“Centner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/centner. Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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