Definitions of hundredweight

  1. a United States unit of weight equivalent to 100 pounds
  2. a unit of weight equal to 100 kilograms
  3. a British unit of weight equivalent to 112 pounds
  4. A weight the twentieth part of a ton, or 112 pounds a voirdupois; orig. a hundred lbs., abbreviated cwt. ( c. standing for L. centum, wt. for weight).
  5. A weight commonly reckoned in the United States, and sometimes in England, at 100 lbs. avoirdupois, but commonly in England at 112 lbs.