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noun
  1. A unit of liquid capacity equal to two pints; one-fourth (quarter) of a gallon. Equivalent to 1.136 liters in the UK and 0.946 liter (liquid quart) or 1.101 liters (dry quart) in the U.S.
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noun
  1. Any one of four equal parts into which something has been divided.
  2. (United States and Canada) A coin worth 25 cents.
  3. A period of three consecutive months.
  4. A section or area (of a town, etc.).
  5. An old English measure of corn, containing 8 bushels.
    • 1882, James Edwin Thorold Rogers, A History of Agriculture and Prices in England, volume 4, p. 204.
    • : One of these is 1 Hen. V, cap. 10, defining the of corn to be eight struck bushels, and putting fines on purveyors who take more.
      1. Mercy or pity shown to a defeated opponent
    • "Sir, they have asked for ." "Have they? Well, we will give no ."
      1. An old English measure of cloth, nine inches or four nails
quintal Tweet Definition of quintal Like Definition of quintal on Facebook
noun
  1. (archaic) A measure of weight originally equal to a hundred pounds; later, a hundredweight.
  2. One hundred kilograms.

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