See under ton1 (def 1).
a unit of weight, equivalent to 2000 pounds (0.907 metric ton) avoirdupois (short ton) in the U.S. and 2240 pounds (1.016 metric tons) avoirdupois (long ton) in Great Britain.
Also called freight ton. a unit of volume for freight that weighs one ton, varying with the type of freight measured, as 40 cubic feet of oak timber or 20 bushels of wheat.
a unit of volume used in transportation by sea, commonly equal to 40 cubic feet (1.13 cu. m) (shipping ton or measurement ton)
a unit of internal capacity of ships, equal to 100 cubic feet (2.83 cu. m) (register ton)
Often, tons. Informal. a great quantity; a lot:
a ton of jokes; tons of wedding presents.
British Informal. a speed of 100 miles per hour.
the full name for ton1 (sense 2)
(Brit) Also called long ton. a unit of weight equal to 2240 pounds or 1016.046909 kilograms
(US) Also called short ton, net ton. a unit of weight equal to 2000 pounds or 907.184 kilograms
Also called metric ton, tonne. a unit of weight equal to 1000 kilograms
Also called freight ton. a unit of volume or weight used for charging or measuring freight in shipping. It depends on the type of material being shipped but is often taken as 40 cubic feet, 1 cubic metre, or 1000 kilograms: freight is charged at £40 per ton of 1 cubic metre
Also called measurement ton, shipping ton. a unit of volume used in shipping freight, equal to 40 cubic feet, irrespective of the commodity shipped
Also called displacement ton. a unit used for measuring the displacement of a ship, equal to 35 cubic feet of sea water or 2240 pounds
Also called register ton. a unit of internal capacity of ships equal to 100 cubic feet
style, fashion, or distinction
(slang, mainly Brit) a score or achievement of a hundred, esp a hundred miles per hour, as on a motorcycle
A unit of weight in the US Customary System equal to 2,000 pounds (900 kilograms). Also called short ton. See Table at measurement.
A unit of weight in the US Customary System equal to 2,240 pounds (1,008 kilograms). Also called long ton. See Table at measurement.
See metric ton.
threshold odor number
see: like a ton of bricks
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