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Quintal

Quintal Meaning & Definition
Quintal Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Quintal?

[n] a United States unit of weight equivalent to 100 pounds
[n] a unit of weight equal to 100 kilograms

Synonyms | Synonyms for Quintal: cental | centner | cwt | hundredweight | short hundredweight

Related Terms | Find terms related to Quintal:

See Also | avoirdupois unit | doppelzentner | metric hundredweight | metric ton | metric weight unit | MT | net ton | quarter | short ton | t | ton | tonne | weight unit

Quintal In Webster's Dictionary

\Quin"tal\, n. [F., fr. Sp. quintal, fr. Ar. qintar a weight of 100 lbs., prob. fr. L. centenarius consisting of a hundred, fr. centeni a hundred each, fr. centum a hundred. See {Hundred}, and cf. {Kentle}.] 1. A hundredweight, either 112 or 100 pounds, according to the scale used. Cf. {Cental}. [Sometimes written and pronounced {kentle}.] 2. A metric measure of weight, being 100,000 grams, or 100 kilograms, equal to 220.46 pounds avoirdupois.

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