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tonnage

ton·nage

tonnage

 
pronunciation:
tuh nihj
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the carrying capacity of a ship, esp. a freighter, expressed in tons of weight or volume.
definition 2: the measure of the amount of water, in tons, that is displaced by a ship.
definition 3: a duty on cargo charged according to this measure or per ton of cargo.
definition 4: the total shipping of a country or port according to this measure.
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