Quintal vs Centner - What's the difference?

quintal | centner |


As nouns the difference between quintal and centner

is that quintal is a measure of weight originally equal to a hundred pounds; later, a hundredweight while centner is a unit of weight with different actual definitions in parts of germany and scandinavia, typically 100 local pounds.

quintal

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A measure of weight originally equal to a hundred pounds; later, a hundredweight.
  • * 2011 , Thomas Penn, Winter King , Penguin 2012, page 204:
  • In one import license alone, the merchant in question was instructed to bring in 13,000 quintals of alum, which, snapped up by industries in England and the Low Countries, would yield the king a cool £8,666 13s 4d.
  • One hundred kilograms.
  • centner

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A unit of weight with different actual definitions in parts of Germany and Scandinavia, typically 100 local pounds.