metric hundredweight

metric hundredweight
noun
a unit of weight equal to 100 kilograms
Syn: ↑hundredweight, ↑doppelzentner, ↑centner
Hypernyms: ↑metric weight unit, ↑weight unit
Part Holonyms: ↑quintal
Part Meronyms: ↑centner

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