Definitions for: Quintal


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



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

Synonyms: cental, centner, cwt, hundredweight, short hundredweight

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

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