quintal

[ kwin-tl ]
/ ˈkwɪn tl /
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noun

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

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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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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