Examples from the Web for centimetre
I wave it away for a second, at the same time planting my straw as before, a straw sticking out nearly a centimetre.The Mason-bees|J. Henri Fabre
You're one metre seventy-eight in your socks, and a centimetre more without them?Trooper 3809|Lionel Decle
Shortly after midnight a forty-two centimetre shell struck the building.Fighting in Flanders|E. Alexander Powell
For a distance between the knobs of one centimetre on this machine the difference of potential is 110.Popular scientific lectures|Ernst Mach
Thus kilogramme means 1000 grammes, and centimetre means 1⁄100 of a metre.