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long ton

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long ton

(Units) the full name for ton11



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.
2. 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.
5. a unit of volume used in transportation by sea, commonly equal to 40 cubic feet (1.13 cu. m).
6. a unit of internal capacity of ships, equal to 100 cubic feet (2.83 cu. m) (register ton).
7. Often, tons. a great quantity; a lot: a ton of jokes.
[1350–1400; Middle English; variant of tun]


(Fr. tôn),
n., pl. tons (Fr. tôn).
1. high fashion; stylishness.
2. the current fashion, style, or vogue.
[1755–65; < French < Latin tonus tone]


a suffix formerly used to form nouns from adjectives: simpleton; singleton.
[variant of dial. tone one (see tother)]

long ton

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long ton

2,240 pounds. Also called LT; L/T; or LTON.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.long ton - a British unit of weight equivalent to 2240 poundslong ton - a British unit of weight equivalent to 2240 pounds
avoirdupois unit - any of the units of the avoirdupois system of weights
long hundredweight, cwt, hundredweight - a British unit of weight equivalent to 112 pounds
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