During the Middle Ages, an English unit of weight equal to 100 pounds. In this system, twenty hundredweights equal one ton.
Related term(s): Pound; Ton; Last; Wey
Category: Weights and Measures
Last modified: 10.30.05
Source information: Nicholson, Edward. Men and Measures. London: Smith, Elder, and Company, 1912. 94.
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