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Centner definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CENTNER, n. In metallurgy and assaying, a docimastic hundred; a weight divisible first into a hundred parts, and then into smaller parts. The metallurgists use a weight divided into a hundred equal parts, each one pound; the whole they call a centner; the pound is divided into thirty-two parts or half ounces; the half ounce into two quarters, and each of these into two drams. But the assayers use different weights. With them a centner is one dram, to which the other parts are proportioned.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a unit of weight equal to 100 kilograms [syn: hundredweight, metric hundredweight, doppelzentner, centner]
2: in some European countries: a unit of weight equivalent to 50 kilograms
3: a United States unit of weight equivalent to 100 pounds [syn: hundredweight, cwt, short hundredweight, centner, cental, quintal]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: probably from Low German Date: 1683 any of various units of weight used especially in Europe and usually equal to about 110 pounds (about 50 kilograms)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Centner Cent"ner, n. [Cf. G. centner a hundred-weight, fr. L. centenarius of a hundred, fr. centum a hundred.] 1. (Metal. & Assaying) A weight divisible first into a hundred parts, and then into smaller parts. Note: The metallurgists use a weight divided into a hundred equal parts, each one pound; the whole they call a centner: the pound is divided into thirty-two parts, or half ounces; the half ounce into two quarters; and each of these into two drams. But the assayers use different weights. With them a centner is one dram, to which the other parts are proportioned. 2. The commercial hundredweight in several of the continental countries, varying in different places from 100 to about 112 pounds.




 


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