Definition of Quintal

1. Noun. A unit of weight equal to 100 kilograms.

Generic synonyms: Metric Weight Unit, Weight Unit
Terms within: Centner, Doppelzentner, Hundredweight, Metric Hundredweight
Group relationships: Metric Ton, Mt, T, Tonne



2. Noun. A United States unit of weight equivalent to 100 pounds.
Exact synonyms: Cental, Centner, Cwt, Hundredweight, Short Hundredweight
Generic synonyms: Avoirdupois Unit
Terms within: Quarter
Group relationships: Net Ton, Short Ton, Ton

Definition of Quintal

1. n. A hundredweight, either 112 or 100 pounds, according to the scale used. Cf. Cental.

Definition of Quintal

1. Noun. (archaic) A measure of weight originally equal to a hundred pounds; later, a hundredweight. ¹

2. Noun. One hundred kilograms. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Quintal

1. a unit of weight [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Quintal

quinquina
quinquivalence
quinquivalent
quins
quinsied
quinsies
quinsy
quinsyberry
quinsywort
quint
quinta
quintagenarian
quintagenarians
quintain
quintains
quintal (current term)
quintals
quintan
quintans
quintar
quintars
quintas
quintate
quintates
quintating
quinte
quintenary
quintennial
quinternion

Literary usage of Quintal

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Political Essay on the Kingdom of New Spain: With Physical Sections and Maps by Alexander von Humboldt (1822)
"The ores which only contained 3 ounces per quintal, supplied in 1791 (we are always speaking of the Valenciana mine alone) more than 200000 marcs of silver, ..."

2. The Progress of America, from the Discovery by Columbus to the Year 1846 by John Macgregor (1847)
"3 dollars, or about 12s. sterling per quintal of 100 pounds. Cotton.—10 to 12 cents, or about 5d. to 6d. sterling per pound. Hides. ..."

3. The Metric Fallacy: An Investigation of the Claims Made for the Metric by Frederick Arthur Halsey, Samuel Sherman Dale (1920)
"In Mines and for Mining Products: quintal, cubic meter, kilogram, ... Rubber at Wholesale: quintal. Railway Tariff for Passengers and Freight (Load and ..."

4. The Metric Fallacy: An Investigation of the Claims Made for the Metric by Frederick Arthur Halsey, Samuel Sherman Dale (1919)
"Garden Products at Wholesale: quintal, bag of 160 liters. ... Urban Transportation: quintal. Mule- back Transportation Across Mountains: Arroba. ..."

5. Official Descriptive and Illustrated Catalogue by Robert Ellis, Great Britain Commissioners for the Exhibition of 1851, London Great exhibition of the works of industry of all nations, 1851 (1851)
"It gives 46 per cent, of lead and 2 ounces of silver per quintal. This ore U sold nt 5 francs tlic quintal. Linares contains a considerable deposit of lead, ..."

6. Transactions of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1919)
"In Machine Shop.c Inch, centimeter, pound, English quintal. In Contracts for Excavation ... Meot at Pound, English quintal. Root Crop. at Wholesale: Pound. ..."

7. Encyclopædia Britannica: Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and by Colin MacFarquhar, George Gleig (1801)
"quintal, the weight of a hundred pounds, in moil coiu-tries : but in ... quintal was alfo formerly ufed for a weight of lead, iron, or other common metal, . ..."

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