a unit of weight equal to 100 kilograms (220.5 avoirdupois pounds).
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How to use quintal in a sentence
With the one quintal that resulted therefrom, they incorporated on the said day one libra of quicksilver.
We fished a clean half-quintal; then, late in the day, a rising wind caught us napping in Hell Alley.The Cruise of the Shining Light | Norman Duncan
quintal, kwin′tal, n. a hundredweight, either 112 or 100 pounds according to the scale.
From the rule already given, grams per quintal may be converted into ounces to the ton by multiplying by 0.327.A Textbook of Assaying: For the Use of Those Connected with Mines. | Cornelius Beringer and John Jacob Beringer
The customs drawbacks were abrogated, and in place of them was granted a bounty of five lire per quintal of metal used in repairs.Manual of Ship Subsidies | Edwin M. Bacon
British Dictionary definitions for quintal
a unit of weight equal to 100 pounds
a unit of weight equal to 100 kilograms
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