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cwt

  1. hundredweight; hundredweights.
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Historical Examples of cwt

  • This operation takes about twenty minutes, and at one operation about 1½ cwt.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 447, July 26, 1884

    Various

  • On the Dana plateau, for example, by the expenditure of 32 hours of labour 48 cwt.

    Freeland

    Theodor Hertzka

  • The articles brought to us at the Kenia--in all something over 300 cwt.

    Freeland

    Theodor Hertzka

  • Six hundred neat block-houses awaited as many families; 50,000 cwt.

    Freeland

    Theodor Hertzka

  • So far as the experiments in England and Scotland may be adduced, one cwt.

    Guano

    Solon Robinson


British Dictionary definitions for cwt

cwt

abbreviation for
  1. hundredweight
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Word Origin for cwt

c, from the Latin numeral C one hundred (centum)
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