How to use Hundredweight in a sentence
The paper is fed from reels placed at the two ends in decks, one above the other, each reel containing about five miles of paper, and weighing about fourteen hundredweight.
The heaviest bell, the ' tenor ', weighs 27 hundredweight, 2 quarters and 5 pounds and sounds a C sharp note.
The mixed ore is conveyed to the works in wooden measures which ' hold a hundredweight each.
I don't suppose he'll be so cheerful once he's moved four hundredweight of cast iron and driven back to St. Malo.
It can also be called the long hundredweight to distinguish it from what the Americans call the short hundredweight, which is 100 lbs.Advertisement
It takes a lot of pulling to raise several hundredweight by this amount.
The engines did the whole journey on approximately seven and a half hundredweight of coal at a cost of 1s 9d per hw.
If it does not weigh a hundredweight and won't break my neck...