Quin"tal (?), n. [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.]


A hundredweight, either 112 or 100 pounds, according to the scale used. Cf. Cental.

[Sometimes written and pronounced kentle.]


A metric measure of weight, being 100,000 grams, or 100 kilograms, equal to 220.46 pounds avoirdupois.


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