- a unit of weight equal to 100 kilograms (220.5 avoirdupois pounds).
Origin of quintal
Examples from the Web for quintal
"'Wouldn't hev your conscience fer a thousand quintal," said Dan.
Pray back a nine-thousand-dollar boat an' a thousand quintal of fish.
You see, we're first off the Banks this season, and it's four twenty-five a quintal.
There isn't but three—no—two ninety-four or five quintal more by my reckoning.
Quintal had probably not intended to hurt the child, but he expressed no regret.The Lonely Island
- a unit of weight equal to 100 pounds
- a unit of weight equal to 100 kilograms
Word Origin and History for quintal
"a weight of a hundred pounds," c.1400, from Old French quintal "hundredweight," and directly from Medieval Latin quintale, from Arabic quintar, from Late Greek kentenarion, from Latin centenarius "containing a hundred" (see centenary).