Definition of hundredweight noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

hundredweight

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈhʌndrədweɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhʌndrədweɪt//
 
(pl. hundredweight)(abbreviation cwt)
 
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a unit for measuring weight equal to 112 pounds in the UK and 100 pounds in the US. There are 20 hundredweight in a ton.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: hundredweight