Abbreviated as cwt, this is an imperial unit of mass.

Sometimes called the Long Hundredweight to distinguish it from the Short Hundredweight.

1 hundredweight (cwt)=50.8 kg 1 hundredweight (cwt)=112 pounds (lb)
1 short hundredweight=100 pounds (lb) 20 hundredweight (cwt)=1 ton

See also: Mass, Quintal, Short Hundredweight.

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