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hundredweightnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈhʌn.drəd.weɪt/ (plural hundredweight) (written abbreviation cwt)
a ​measure of ​weightequal to 50.80 ​kilograms in ​Britain or 45.36 ​kilograms in the US: We ​ordered a hundredweight ofcoal.
(Definition of hundredweight from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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hundredweightnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈhʌndrədweɪt/ (plural hundredweight) ( abbreviation cwt) MEASURES
(also long hundredweight) in British ​measurements, a ​measure of ​weightequal to 112 ​pounds or ​approximately 50.8 ​kilograms: One ​longton is ​equal to 20 ​long hundredweight.
(also short hundredweight) in US and Canadian ​measurements, a ​measure of ​weightequal to 100 ​pounds or 45.36 ​kilograms: Milk ​pricesrose to $21.90 ​per hundredweight.
(Definition of hundredweight from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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