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English definition of “hundredweight”


noun [C]     /ˈhʌn.drəd.weɪt/ (plural hundredweight) (written abbreviation cwt)
a measure of weight equal to 50.80 kilograms in Britain or 45.36 kilograms in the US: We ordered a hundredweight of coal.Measurements of weight and mass
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