centner

[sent-ner]
noun
  1. (in several European countries) a unit of weight of 50 kilograms, equivalent to 110.2 pounds avoirdupois.
  2. a unit of 100 kilograms.

Origin of centner

1675–85 for sense “hundredweight”; < Low German; compare German Zentner, Old High German centenari < Latin centēnārius of a hundred; see centenary
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centner

noun
  1. Also called (esp US): short hundredweight a unit of weight equivalent to 100 pounds (45.3 kilograms)
  2. (in some European countries) a unit of weight equivalent to 50 kilograms (110.23 pounds)
  3. a unit of weight equivalent to 100 kilograms

Word Origin for centner

C17: from German Zentner, ultimately from Latin centēnārius of a hundred; see centenary
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