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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cental  \Cen"tal\,  n.  [L.  centum  a  hundred.] 
  A  weight  of  one  hundred  pounds  avoirdupois;  --  called  in  many 
  parts  of  the  United  States  a  {Hundredweight}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hundredweight  \Hun"dred*weight`\,  n. 
  A  denomination  of  weight,  containing  100,  112,  or  120  pounds 
  avoirdupois,  according  to  differing  laws  or  customs.  By  the 
  legal  standard  of  England  it  is  112  pounds.  In  most  of  the 
  United  States,  both  in  practice  and  by  law,  it  is  100  pounds 
  avoirdupois,  the  corresponding  ton  of  2,000  pounds,  sometimes 
  called  the  short  ton,  being  the  legal  ton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hundredweight 
  n  1:  a  unit  of  weight  equal  to  100  kilograms  [syn:  {metric 
  hundredweight},  {doppelzentner},  {centner}] 
  2:  a  United  States  unit  of  weight  equivalent  to  100  pounds 
  [syn:  {cwt},  {short  hundredweight},  {centner},  {cental},  {quintal}] 
  3:  a  British  unit  of  weight  equivalent  to  112  pounds  [syn:  {cwt}, 
  {long  hundredweight}] 




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