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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A British unit of measuring heaviness equivalent to 112 pounds; in the United States, equivalent to 100 pounds.

Usage examples (29)
  • They don't know yet that it amounts to five or six hundredweight, which is coined into ready money underneath the ground.
  • And the department said potato production was forecast at 7.9 million hundredweight, which is 4 percent less than a year ago.
  • Pieces of shell of several hundredweight lie about.
  • Anything over a hundredweight is too heavy to lift. for more
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