Adjective "quintals" definition and examples

(Quintals may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈkwɪnt(ə)l/

Definitions and examples

noun

A unit of weight equal to a hundredweight (112 lb) or, formerly, 100 lb.
  1. 'In the last three years, the average yield went up from five quintals a hectare to 12 quintals.'
  2. 'Due to decrease in the area under cane crop the mill may possibly receive only six lakh quintals of sugarcane this season, whereas in 2000-01 the mill got 36 lakh quintals.'
  3. 'Cottonseeds treated with this would yield 20 quintals per acre, a quantity farmers do not dream of even with the best of the BT-Cotton seeds.'
  4. 'In 1861 not one person reported producing any quintals offish.'
  5. 'An Indian authority cited four and a half quintal (four hundredweight) of wood for an open-air cremation.'
  6. 'In the Parisian basin, the average output was 15 quintals per hectare, but in the rest of the kingdom it stood at only 8 to 12.'
  7. 'In the process, they are making huge profits at the cost of the human health because the damaged wheat has been sold between Rs 120 and Rs 400 per quintal while the fresh wheat is ruling at Rs 750 per quintal in the open market these days.'

More definitions

1. a unit of weight equal to 100 kilograms (220.5 avoirdupois pounds).

2. hundredweight.

More examples(as adjective)

"bags can be quintals."

Origin

(quintal)Late Middle English: via Old French from medieval Latin quintale, from Arabic qinṭār, based on Latin centenarius ‘containing a hundred’.