centner vs hundredweight what difference

what is difference between centner and hundredweight

English

Etymology

Probably from Lower German Zentner, comparable to the hundredweight.

Noun

centner (plural centners)

  1. A unit of weight with different actual definitions in parts of Germany and Scandinavia, typically 100 local pounds.
  2. A nonstandard metric unit of weight equal to 100 kilograms, commonly used as an agricultural measure in Eastern Bloc countries (similar to a bushel.)

Translations

Related terms

  • cent
  • centavo m
  • centesimal
  • centesimo m
  • centiem m
  • centigram
  • centiliter
  • centimo m

Swedish

Noun

centner c

  1. A hundredweight, quintal (100 lbs, 42.5 kg)

Declension

Anagrams

  • centern, centren


English

Alternative forms

  • cwt. (abbreviation)

Etymology

16th century, from hundred +‎ weight.

Noun

hundredweight (plural hundredweight or hundredweights)

  1. (Canada, US) A measure of weight containing 100 avoirdupois pounds (45.5 kg).
    Synonyms: (historical) cental, (rare) centner, short hundredweight, (historical) quintal
  2. (Britain) A measure of weight containing 8 stone or 112 avoirdupois pounds (51 kg).
    Synonyms: long hundredweight, imperial hundredweight

Usage notes

  • The short hundredweight is commonly used in the US in the sale of livestock and some cereal grains and oilseeds, paper, and concrete additives and on some commodities in futures exchanges. Since increasing metrication in most English-speaking countries the long hundredweight is now less used.
  • The older designation and measure of weight quintal (hundredweight) is not standardized; see the usage notes there for more information.

Descendants

  • Bengali: *হন্দর্দ (*hôndôrd)

See also

  • bushel
  • quintal

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