American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Use "cwt" in a sentence
"This legally mandated "floor price" should be at least $17.50 per cwt (a cwt is the standard measure for milk producers)."
"This "cwt" is not 100 pounds but 112 pounds, one twentieth of the English ton (our long ton) of 2,240 pounds."
"Most standard sizes of steel coils and cut sheets are sold by weight, typically the price is quoted per hundredweight (which is 100 pounds and abbreviated as "cwt")."