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short ton

n.
See ton.

short ton

n
(Units) the full name for ton12

ton1

(tʌn)

n.
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]

ton2


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

-ton

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

short ton

See ton.

short ton

2,000 pounds. Also called S/T or STON.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.short ton - a United States unit of weight equivalent to 2000 poundsshort ton - a United States unit of weight equivalent to 2000 pounds
avoirdupois unit - any of the units of the avoirdupois system of weights
cental, cwt, short hundredweight, hundredweight, quintal, centner - a United States unit of weight equivalent to 100 pounds
kiloton - one thousand tons
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Intrepid sold 213,000 short tons of potash in the first quarter at an average FOB the mines or net sales price of $295 per ton as compared to 209,000 short tons at an average FOB price of $178 per short ton during the first quarter of 2007.
The list price for standard, non-granulated SOP will be $658 per short ton at the company's Ogden, Utah, solar evaporation plant and granular SOP will be $670 per short ton.
Producer and marketer of potassium sulfate, salt and magnesium chloride and subsidiary of Compass Minerals (NYSE:CMP), Great Salt Lake Minerals Corp will increase all sulfate of potash specialty fertiliser products' price by USD50 per short ton on orders placed or shipped on or after 1 April 2011 or as contracts allow, it revealed on Thursday.
The integrated CPP platform, to be installed in about 170 foot water depth, includes the 16,400 short ton deck, a 4,340 short ton eight-leg jacket, and piles weighing in excess of 4,100 short tons and associated pipelines.
Hydrous ASP products for global specialty markets will be increased $20 per short ton, Satintone and Ultrex calcined grades $30 per short ton and Translink surface-treated grades $34 per short ton, effective with shipment on and after Oct.
Potash "cash operating" cost of goods sold net of by-product credits, which we define as total cost of goods sold excluding royalties, depreciation, depletion and amortization, was $199 per short ton in the first quarter of 2010 compared to $238 per short ton in the first quarter of 2009.
Designed to sustain 18 wells, the platform will have a 3,200-short ton eight-legged jacket and a two-level deck weighing just over 2,500 short tons, with more than 3,300 short tons of piles.
The average net realized sales price2 for potash in the fourth quarter 2009 was $408 per short ton ($450 per metric tonne) compared to $762 per short ton ($840 per metric tonne) in the same period of 2008.
This result indicates that the mills are relatively high cost producers, with manufacturing cost approaching US$ 270 per short ton.
The average net realized sales price for potash in the second quarter 2009 was $674 per short ton ($743 per metric ton) compared to $425 per short ton ($468 per metric ton) in the same period of 2008.
The average net realized sales price for potash in the first quarter 2009 increased to $727 per short ton ($802 per metric tonne) compared to $295 per short ton ($325 per metric tonne) in the same period of 2008.
The average net realized sales price for potash in the fourth quarter 2008 increased to $762 per short ton ($840 per metric tonne) compared to $224 per short ton ($247 per metric tonne) in the same period of 2007.