Definition of quintal
1 : hundredweight
2 : a unit of weight equal to 100 kilograms (about 220 pounds)
Origin and Etymology of quintal
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
First Known Use: 15th century
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