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quintal

[ kwin-tl ]
/ ˈkwɪn tl /
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noun

a unit of weight equal to 100 kilograms (220.5 avoirdupois pounds).

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Origin of quintal

1425–75; late Middle English <Medieval Latin quintāle<Arabic qinṭār weight of a hundred pounds, probably ≪ Latin centēnārius.Cf. centenary, kantar, kilderkin
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British Dictionary definitions for quintal

quintal
/ (ˈkwɪntəl) /

noun

a unit of weight equal to 100 pounds
a unit of weight equal to 100 kilograms

Word Origin for quintal

C15: via Old French from Arabic qintār, possibly from Latin centēnārius consisting of a hundred
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