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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Centner  \Cent"ner\,  n.  [Cf.  G.  centner  a  hundred-weight,  fr  L. 
  centenarius  of  a  hundred,  fr  centum  a  hundred.] 
  1.  (Metal.  &  Assaying)  A  weight  divisible  first  into  a 
  hundred  parts  and  then  into  smaller  parts 
 
  Note:  The  metallurgists  use  a  weight  divided  into  a  hundred 
  equal  parts  each  one  pound;  the  whole  they  call  a 
  centner:  the  pound  is  divided  into  thirty-two  parts  or 
  half  ounces;  the  half  ounce  into  two  quarters;  and  each 
  of  these  into  two  drams.  But  the  assayers  use  different 
  weights.  With  them  a  centner  is  one  dram,  to  which  the 
  other  parts  are  proportioned. 
 
  2.  The  commercial  hundredweight  in  several  of  the  continental 
  countries,  varying  in  different  places  from  100  to  about 
  112  pounds. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  centner 
  n  1:  a  unit  of  weight  equal  to  100  kilograms  [syn:  {hundredweight}, 
  {metric  hundredweight},  {doppelzentner}] 
  2:  in  some  European  countries:  a  unit  of  weight  equivalent  to 
  50  kilograms 
  3:  a  United  States  unit  of  weight  equivalent  to  100  pounds 
  [syn:  {hundredweight},  {cwt},  {short  hundredweight},  {cental}, 
  {quintal}] 




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