Cent"ner (?), n. [Cf. G.
centner a hundred-weight, fr. L. centenarius of a
hundred, fr. centum a hundred.] 1.
(Metal. & Assaying) A weight divisible first into a
hundred parts, and then into smaller parts.
&fist; The metallurgists use a weight divided into a hundred
equal parts, each one pound; the whole they call a
centner: the pound is divided into thirty-two parts, or
half ounces; the half ounce into two quarters; and each of these
into two drams. But the assayers use different weights. With
them a centner is one dram, to which the other parts are
2. The commercial hundredweight in
several of the continental countries, varying in different places
from 100 to about 112 pounds.