What is another word for hundredweight?

Pronunciation: [hˈʌndɹɪdwˌe͡ɪt] (IPA)

Hundredweight is a unit of weight measurement that is equivalent to 100 pounds. However, there are several synonyms that can be used to describe this weight measurement. One alternative is the term "centum weight", which is a Latin phrase meaning "one hundred weight". Another synonym for hundredweight is "short hundredweight", which refers to 100 pounds as opposed to the "long hundredweight" which is equivalent to 112 pounds. "Hundred-pounds", "cental", "quintal" and "hundredweight mass" are other alternatives for this unit of measurement. Synonyms can be useful when expressing weight in different contexts or when working with different systems of measurement, as they allow for more clarity and precision in communication.

What are the hypernyms for Hundredweight?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Hundredweight

His son dried a few hundredweight of fish for himself and gave them to Mr. Bruce, and on that account his father was warned.
"Second Shetland Truck System Report"
William Guthrie
By what right or rule of logic can we demand an inexhaustible supply of hope, especially packed in hundredweight crates for export to the British Colonies?
William McFee
It is a wonder they did not bring her into the town in triumph on their shoulders, which would have been no joke, for she weighed at least two hundredweight.
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Kálmán Mikszáth

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