2: a unit of weight equal to 100 kilograms (about 220 pounds)
Examples of quintal in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebThe dancers’ hangout is the Angolan quintal or backyard, a hub of activity during long, curfewed nights of unending civil war.
Ananya Jahanara Kabir, Quartz Africa, 3 Nov. 2020
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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