Definition of quintal in English:


Syllabification: quin·tal
Pronunciation: /ˈkwin(t)l


1A unit of weight equal to a hundredweight (112 lb) or formerly, 100 lb.
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  • An Indian authority cited four and a half quintal (four hundredweight) of wood for an open-air cremation.
  • I never said that I expected 15 quintals per acre.
  • In 1861 not one person reported producing any quintals offish.
1.1A unit of weight equal to 100 kg.


late Middle English: via Old French from medieval Latin quintale, from Arabic ḳinṭār, based on Latin centenarius 'containing a hundred'.

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