from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A unit of weight in Germany and Scandinavia corresponding to the hundredweight and equal to 50 kilograms (110.23 pounds).
- n. A unit of weight in parts of the former Soviet Union equal to 100 kilograms (220.46 pounds).
- n. An assaying unit equal to one dram.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A unit of weight with different actual definitions in parts of Germany and Scandinavia, typically 100 local pounds.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A weight divisible first into a hundred parts, and then into smaller parts.
- n. The commercial hundredweight in several of the continental countries, varying in different places from 100 to about 112 pounds.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In metal, and assaying, a weight divisible first into a hundred parts and then into smaller parts.
- n. A common name in many European countries for a hundredweight.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a unit of weight equal to 100 kilograms
- n. a United States unit of weight equivalent to 100 pounds
- n. in some European countries: a unit of weight equivalent to 50 kilograms
German Zentner, from Old High German cëntenāri, from Latin centēnārius, of a hundred; see centenary.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Probably from Lower German Zentner, comparable to the hundredweight (Wiktionary)