long hundredweight
noun Date: circa 1934 British hundredweight 2

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  • long hundredweight — n. the British hundredweight: see HUNDREDWEIGHT …   English World dictionary

  • Long hundredweight — Das Hundredweight ist eine veraltete Größe des angloamerikanischen Maßsystems und entspricht in etwa dem deutschen Zentner. Je nach Verwendungsort bezeichnet es short hundredweight oder das long hundredweight : Short hundredweight:… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • long hundredweight — a hundredweight of 112 lb. (50.8 kg), the usual hundredweight in Great Britain, but now rare in the U.S. [1930 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • long hundredweight — noun a British unit of weight equivalent to 112 pounds • Syn: ↑hundredweight, ↑cwt • Hypernyms: ↑avoirdupois unit • Part Holonyms: ↑long ton, ↑ton, ↑gross ton …   Useful english dictionary

  • long hundredweight —    the British hundredweight, equal to 112 pounds …   Dictionary of units of measurement

  • long hundredweight — n. British unit of measure equaling 112 pounds (50.8 kilograms) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hundredweight — ► NOUN (pl. same or hundredweights) 1) (also long hundredweight) Brit. a unit of weight equal to 112 lb (about 50.8 kg). 2) (also short hundredweight) US a unit of weight equal to 100 lb (about 45.4 kg). 3) (also metric hundredweight) a unit of… …   English terms dictionary

  • Hundredweight — The hundredweight or centum weight (abbreviated cwt) is a unit of mass defined in terms of the pound (lb). The definition used in Britain differs from that used in North America. The two are distinguished by the terms long hundredweight and short …   Wikipedia

  • hundredweight — 100 pounds. Abbreviated as cwt. Chicago Mercantile Exchange Glossary * * * hundredweight hun‧dred‧weight [ˈhʌndrdweɪt] written abbreviation cwt noun [countable] a unit for measuring weight equal to 112 pounds or 50.9 kilograms: • a hundredweight …   Financial and business terms

  • Hundredweight — Das Hundredweight ist eine veraltete Größe des angloamerikanischen Maßsystems und entspricht in etwa dem deutschen Zentner. Je nach Verwendungsort bezeichnet es das short hundredweight oder das long hundredweight (englisch): Short Hundredweight – …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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