Definitions for quintalˈkwɪn tl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. quintal(noun)

    a unit of weight equal to 100 kilograms

  2. hundredweight, cwt, short hundredweight, centner, cental, quintal(noun)

    a United States unit of weight equivalent to 100 pounds


  1. quintal(Noun)

    A measure of weight originally equal to a hundred pounds; later, a hundredweight.

  2. quintal(Noun)

    One hundred kilograms.

  3. Origin: From quintal, from quintale, from قنطار, ultimately from centenarius.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Quintal(noun)

    a hundredweight, either 112 or 100 pounds, according to the scale used. Cf. Cental

  2. Quintal(noun)

    a metric measure of weight, being 100,000 grams, or 100 kilograms, equal to 220.46 pounds avoirdupois

  3. Origin: [F., fr. Sp. quintal, fr. Ar. qintar a weight of 100 lbs., prob. fr. L. centenarius consisting of a hundred, fr. centeni a hundred each, fr. centum a hundred. See Hundred, and cf. Kentle.]


  1. Quintal

    The quintal or centner, from Latin centenarius, is a historical unit of mass in many countries which is usually defined as 100 base units of either pounds or kilograms.

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