Origin of quintal
Examples from the Web for quintal
Historical Examples of quintal
"'Wouldn't hev your conscience fer a thousand quintal," said Dan.
You see, we're first off the Banks this season, and it's four twenty-five a quintal.
Pray back a nine-thousand-dollar boat an' a thousand quintal of fish.
There isn't but three—no—two ninety-four or five quintal more by my reckoning.
Quintal had probably not intended to hurt the child, but he expressed no regret.The Lonely Island
Word Origin for quintal
"a weight of a hundred pounds," c.1400, from Old French quintal "hundredweight," and directly from Medieval Latin quintale, from Arabic quintar, from Late Greek kentenarion, from Latin centenarius "containing a hundred" (see centenary).