Definition of “hundredweight” - English Dictionary

“hundredweight” in British English

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hundredweightnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈhʌn.drəd.weɪt/ us /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.

(Definition of “hundredweight” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“hundredweight” in Business English

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hundredweightnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈhʌndrədweɪt/ us plural hundredweight abbreviation cwt MEASURES

also long hundredweight in British measurements, a measure of weight equal to 112 pounds or approximately 50.8 kilograms:

One long ton is equal to 20 long hundredweight.

also short hundredweight in US and Canadian measurements, a measure of weight equal to 100 pounds or 45.36 kilograms:

Milk prices rose to $21.90 per hundredweight.

(Definition of “hundredweight” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)