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3 entries found for hundredweight.
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Main Entry: hun·dred·weight
Pronunciation: primarystresshschwan-drschwa-secondarystressdwamacrt, -dschwar-secondarystressdwamacrt
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural -weight or -weights
1 : a unit of weight equal to 100 pounds (about 45.4 kilograms) -- called also short hundredweight -- see MEASURE table
2 British : a unit of weight equal to 112 pounds (about 50.8 kilograms) -- called also long hundredweight

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