Word:

Ton

Pronunciation: tǒn
pl.1.pl. of Toe.
n.1.(Zool.) The common tunny, or horse mackerel.
1.The prevailing fashion or mode; vogue; as, things of ton.
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1.(Com.) A measure of weight or quantity.
2.The weight of twenty hundredweight.
3.(Naut. & Com.) Forty cubic feet of space, being the unit of measurement of the burden, or carrying capacity, of a vessel; as a vessel of 300 tons burden.
4.(Naut. & Com.) A certain weight or quantity of merchandise, with reference to transportation as freight; as, six hundred weight of ship bread in casks, seven hundred weight in bags, eight hundred weight in bulk; ten bushels of potatoes; eight sacks, or ten barrels, of flour; forty cubic feet of rough, or fifty cubic feet of hewn, timber, etc.
Noun1.ton - a United States unit of weight equivalent to 2000 pounds
Synonyms: net ton, short ton
2.ton - a British unit of weight equivalent to 2240 pounds
Synonyms: gross ton, long ton

TON. Twenty hundred weight, each hundred weight being one hundred and twelve pounds avoirdupois. See act of congress of Aug. 30, 1842, c. 270, s. 20.

avoirdupois unit, cental, centner, cwt, hundredweight, kiloton, net ton, quintal, short hundredweight, short ton
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