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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.
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hundredweightnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈhʌndrədweɪt/ (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.
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