noun, plural hun·dred·weights, (as after a numeral) hun·dred·weight.
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Example sentences from the Web for hundredweight
We found, however, no difficulty in procuring more, some of which weighed four hundredweight.
Spitzhase felt as if the pipe were about a hundredweight heavier, and that it had grown suddenly stiff.Black Diamonds|Mr Jkai
Yes, full a hundredweight; half the mass was quartz, but four-fifths of the weight they knew must be gold.It Is Never Too Late to Mend|Charles Reade
He was powerfully developed physically, and at eighteen could lift ten hundredweight.The Cornwall Coast|Arthur L. Salmon
Each chest, therefore, if all contained the same precious metal, would represent the value of sixteen hundredweight of silver.The Cruise of the "Esmeralda"|Harry Collingwood