A denomination of weight, containing 100, 112, or 120 pounds avoirdupois, according to differing laws or customs. By the legal standard of England it is 112 pounds. In most of the United States, both in practice and by law, it is 100 pounds avoirdupois, the corresponding ton of 2,000 pounds, sometimes called the short ton, being the legal ton.
Generally refers to milk sold off the farm in 100 pound units.
A unit of 100lbs. Dealers usually buy ferrous scrap across their truck scales by the hundredweight, some freight rates are expressed in hundredweight and often nonferrous metals are bought and sold by the hundredweight.
In the United States measurement and in domestic rail freight, 100lb; in English measurement and in ocean freight parlance a hundredweight, or cwt, is 112lb., or one-twentieth of a long ton of 2,240lb. Care should be taken in the use of this phrase to avoid confusion as to the exact meaning.
a traditional unit of weight equal to 1/20 ton. The hundredweight is the English version of a commercial unit used throughout Europe and known in other countries as the quintal or the zentner. In general, this unit is larger than 100 pounds avoirdupois, so to fit the European market the hundredweight was defined in England as 112 pounds avoirdupois (about 50.8023 kilograms) rather than 100 pounds. This definition apparently dates from about the middle of the 1300's. The British hundredweight was divided into 4 quarters  of 28 pounds, 8 stone of 14 pounds, or 16 cloves of 7 pounds each. In the United States, where the currency was decimalized and there wasn't so much need to align the unit with the quintal and zentner, the hundredweight came to equal exactly 100 pounds (about 45.3592 kilograms). The U.S. hundredweight seems to have been invented by merchants around 1840. To distinguish the two hundredweight units, the British version is often called the long hundredweight and the American is called the short hundredweight or cental. The C in the symbol is of course the Roman numeral 100.
a unit of weight in the imperial system equal to 112 lb (approx 50.8 kg). Symbol is cwt. 20 cwt to the ton
In United States measurement and in domestic truck or rail freight, 100 lb. Freight rates are usually denoted in cents per CWT. In English measurement and in ocean freight parlance, a hundredweight represents 112 lbs., or one-twentieth of a long ton of 2.240 lb. Care should be taken in the use of this phrase to avoid confusion as to the exact meaning.
a United States unit of weight equivalent to 100 pounds
a British unit of weight equivalent to 112 pounds
A pricing unit used in transportation (equal to 100 pounds).
Measure of weight equal to 112 lbs. or 1/20th of a ton. (2240 lbs) Now is approximated to, but does not equal 50 kg.
Short ton hundredweight = 100 pounds. Long ton hundredweight = 112 pounds.
American - 100 pounds, British - 112 pounds.
A unit of measure equal to 100 pounds.
Hundred weight or hundredweight is a unit of measurement for mass in both the system of measurement used in the United Kingdom (and previously throughout the British Commonwealth), and in the system used in the United States. However, its definition differs in the two systems.