Define: Quintal

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Definition: Quintal

Quick Summary of Quintal

Metric unit equal to 1/10th of a ton (100 kilograms) or approximately 220.46 pounds.

What is the dictionary definition of Quintal?

Dictionary Definition

  1. historical A measure of weight originally equal to a hundred pounds; later, a hundredweight.
  2. One hundred kilograms.


Synonyms For Quintal

hundredweight, quintals

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Definition Sources

Definitions for Quintal are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 7th January 2020.