noun, plural hun·dred·weights, (as after a numeral) hun·dred·weight.
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The quantity of ink daily consumed in the printing is upwards of two hundredweight.Great Facts|Frederick C. Bakewell
So they paid a hundredweight of gold to the peasant who, whatever he did, was not scolded but kissed.Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales|Hans Christian Andersen
When two hundredweight of dust was emptied down a shaft and a charge of gunpowder fired, the result was startling.The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 4|Various
It is made out of a solid block of sandstone, and weighs about sixteen hundredweight.The Last Words of Distinguished Men and Women|Frederic Rowland Marvin
Each was to weigh nine hundredweight, and was to be fitted with twelve oars and two masts with lug sails.The Egyptian campaigns, 1882 to 1885|Charles Royle