hundredweight

noun hun·dred·weight \ ˈhən-drəd-ˌwāt , -dərd-ˌwāt \
|Updated on: 18 Jul 2018

Definition of hundredweight

plural hundredweight or hundredweights
1 : a unit of weight equal to 100 pounds called also short hundredweight; see Weights and Measures Table
2 British : a unit of weight equal to 112 pounds called also long hundredweight

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Definition of hundredweight for English Language Learners

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


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