quintal

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n quintal a United States unit of weight equivalent to 100 pounds
    • n quintal a unit of weight equal to 100 kilograms
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Quintal A hundredweight, either 112 or 100 pounds, according to the scale used. Cf. Cental.
    • Quintal A metric measure of weight, being 100,000 grams, or 100 kilograms, equal to 220.46 pounds avoirdupois.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n quintal A weight of 100 pounds. The old French quintal was equal to 100 livres, or nearly 108 pounds avoirdupois. The quintal métrique, or modern quintal, is 100 kilograms, or about 220 pounds avoirdupois.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Quintal kwin′tal a hundredweight, either 112 or 100 pounds according to the scale
    • Quintal The Quintal métrique, the modern French quintal, is 100 kilograms=220 lb. avoirdupois
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr. Sp. quintal, fr. Ar. qintar, a weight of 100 lbs., prob. fr. L. centenarius, consisting of a hundred, fr. centeni, a hundred each, fr. centum, a hundred. See Hundred, and cf. Kentle

Usage

In literature:

The one who stood nearest him, looking vacantly out upon the sea, was Matthew Quintal.
"The Lonely Island" by R.M. Ballantyne
Where have you put those sixty quintals of fish which belong to Emile?
"Labrador Days" by Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
It is a quintal of powder.
"The Dead Command" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
Young, who was a great favourite with the women, was hidden by them during the attack, while M'Koy and Quintal fled to the woods.
"The Red True Story Book" by Various
Jimmie Grimm and Bagg protested that not another quintal of fish could be stowed away.
"Billy Topsail & Company" by Norman Duncan
Quintal, Ayres do, 166, 168, 169.
"Portuguese Architecture" by Walter Crum Watson
She'll take fifteen hundred quintal easy, or I judge her wrong.
"The Harbor of Doubt" by Frank Williams
The copper extracted was of superior quality and two thousand quintals of the metal were annually exported to Spain.
"The History of Cuba, vol. 1" by Willis Fletcher Johnson
Dix quintaux de ble, de foin=10 quintals of grain, of hay.
"Manual for Noncommissioned Officers and Privates of Cavalry of the Army" by U. S. War Department
Quintal, what are you about?
"A Modern Buccaneer" by Rolf Boldrewood
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In news:

Plymouth Selectmen Incumbents Dick Quintal and John Mahoney are being challenged by Mike Jones and Belinda Brewster WATD Managing Editor Christine James was the Moderator.
Tokyo String Quartet w/ Samuel Quintal .
As REC continues to experience substantial growth and success, Quintal 's hiring is a welcomed expansion to the company's executive leadership roster.
Offers to Quintal And Kamensky.
Tim Quintal and Mary Calmes have a large drive-thru wood shed that holds several years worth of wood as seen at their home Thursday afternoon, November 15, 2012.
Courtesy Mary Calmes Mary Calmes and Tim Quintal pose in front of their original woodshed on their wedding day in 1977.
Photo courtesy of Guoneng Zhong The Jasper String Quartet, from clockwise, includes violist Sam Quintal, cellist Rachel Henderson Freivogel, violinists Sae Chonabayashi and J Freivogel.
Congressional candidate Matt Doheny (R-Watertown) talks about meat processing techniques with Jerry Quintal, owner of Oscar's Smoke House of Warrensburg.
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