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Meaning of hundredweight

hun•dred•weight

Pronunciation: (hun'drid-wāt"), [key]
— pl. -weights, -weight.
  1. Also calleda unit of avoirdupois weight commonly equivalent to 100 pounds (45.359 kilograms) in the U.S. Abbr.: cwt
  2. cental (def. 2).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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