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
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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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