long hundredweight


noun

a hundredweight of 112 pounds (50.8 kilograms), the usual hundredweight in Great Britain, but now rare in the United States.

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Origin of long hundredweight

First recorded in 1930–35
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British Dictionary definitions for long hundredweight

long hundredweight

noun

the full name for hundredweight (def. 1)
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