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register ton

(Units) the full name for ton17



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)]

register ton

n (Naut) → Registertonne f
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The 579 gross register ton ship was christened the BRP Tagbanua and will join the country's fleet of landing crafts for transporting troops in trouble spots.
vessels greater than 2000 Gross Register Tons (Domestic Tonnage, or 500 Gross Tons) (ITC Tonnage), seaward of boundary lines specified in Title 46 CFR Part 7.
The planned newbuilding, Celebrity's first wide-body construction, measures 117,000 gross register tons, 1,033 feet long, and 121 feet wide, making the ship a post-Panamax vessel.