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ton

ton

 
 
pronunciation:
tuhn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a unit of weight equal to two thousand pounds or 907.185 kilograms, used in the United States and Canada; short ton.
definition 2: a unit of weight equal to 2,240 pounds or 1,016.047 kilograms, used in Great Britain; long ton.
definition 3: see metric ton.
definition 4: a unit of interior capacity of ships, equal to one hundred cubic feet or 2.832 cubic meters; register ton.
definition 5: a unit of carrying capacity of ships, usu. equal to forty cubic feet or 1.133 cubic meters.
definition 6: a unit used in measuring the displacement of ships, equal to thirty-five cubic feet or a long ton of sea water.
definition 7: (informal; often pl.) a very large amount.
tons of money
similar words:
stack
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