cwt Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for cwt

Historical Examples of cwt

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

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


    Theodor Hertzka

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


    Theodor Hertzka

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


    Theodor Hertzka

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


    Solon Robinson

British Dictionary definitions for cwt


abbreviation for
  1. hundredweight

Word Origin for cwt

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