[ sen-tl ]
/ ˈsɛn tl /
Chiefly British. a hundredweight of 112 pounds (50.8 kilograms).
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Origin of cental
First recorded in 1865–70; from Latin cent(um) 100 + (quint)al
Words nearby cental
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Example sentences from the Web for cental
A hundredweight contains 112 pounds avoirdupois; a cental of 100 pounds is common in America, and is a legal British weight.
This was true particularly of the wealthy noble family to whom belonged the fief of Cental, perhaps at a somewhat later date.The Rise of the Hugenots, Vol. 1 (of 2)|Henry Martyn Baird
British Dictionary definitions for cental
/ (ˈsɛntəl) /
a unit of weight equal to 100 pounds (45.3 kilograms)
Word Origin for cental
C19: from Latin centum hundred
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