General English


  • noun a measure of weight of dry goods such as grain
  • abbreviationcwt

Cars & Driving

  • noun an obsolete unit of weight measurement, used in some classic car manuals.


  • A measure of weight used for large quantities of goods. Now obsolete in the UK, but still used in the USA. In the UK it is equal to 112 lb and in the USA to 100 lb.
  • Abbreviation for hundredweight, a unit of weight still used in the USA