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hundredweight

1. Brit a unit of weight equal to 112 pounds or 50.802 35 kilograms
2. US and Canadian a unit of weight equal to 100 pounds or 45.359 24 kilograms
3. a metric unit of weight equal to 50 kilograms
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

hundredweight

[′hən·drə‚dwāt]
(science and technology)
Abbreviated cwt.
A unit of weight, in common use in the United States, equal to 100 pounds or the weight of 45.359237 kilograms. Also known as cental; centner; kintal; quintal; short hundredweight.
A unit of weight in common use in the United Kingdom equal to 112 pounds or to the weight of 50.80234544 kilograms. Also known as long hundredweight.
A unit of weight in troy measure equal to 100 troy pounds or the weight of 37.32417216 kilograms.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The estimated average milk prices received by dairy farmers with and without the Acts were $13.07 and $12.59 per hundredweight, respectively, The difference between the two prices--48 cents per hundredweight--is the gross return to dairy farmers of increased advertising under the Acts.
Irizarry estimates it costs growers $58.50 to pick a hundredweight (referred to in Spanish as a quintal) of coffee, excluding non-picking expenses such as sacks, equipment, processing machinery and electricity.
The per-shipment minimum charge for Hundredweight service that was in effect last year, which was based on an average weight of 15 pounds per package or $59.50 per shipment, whichever was greater, went up this year to an average weight of 15 pounds per package or $62.50 per shipment, whichever is greater.
Agri-Mark s year-end profit allocation to its 1,250 dairy farmers from New England and New York is 45 cents per hundredweight, or roughly 3 cents per gallon for all of the milk each farm family marketed through the cooperative during the 2009 calendar year.
When I was a schoolboy, Jack Matthews was more than 7ft tall and weighed a couple of hundredweight.
Coffee growers and pickers received government incentives for their work, consisting of US$24 per hundredweight of husked beans (cafe pilado) and US$1 per basket (almud) picked.
average rice price was just over $6 per hundredweight (cwt) last season.
For the quarter-to-date period, LTL revenue per hundredweight increased 12.0% as compared to the same period last year.
The Agri-Mark dairy cooperative, Methuen, Mass., in mid-November made a second round of early cash payments of $1 per hundredweight, or about 9 cents per gallon, to help dairy farmers struggling during a period of depressed milk prices.