hundredweight

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  • cwt. (abbreviation):

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hundredweight (plural hundredweight or hundredweights)

  1. A measure of weight containing 100 pounds (45.5 kg) in the U.S. or 112 pounds (51 kg) in the United Kingdom.
    • 1882: The hundredweight of 112 avoirdupois lbs. becomes general in the period before me, and is employed for the commoner kinds of materials. — James Edwin Thorold Rogers, A History of Agriculture and Prices in England, Volume 4, p. 209.