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long ton

n.
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long ton

n
(Units) the full name for ton11
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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)]
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long ton

(lông)
See ton.
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long ton

2,240 pounds. Also called LT; L/T; or LTON.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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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The EVTL established integrated bulk liquid chemical terminal, in 1997 with an investment of $65 million and can handle 75,000 dead weight ton (DWT) vessels.
The terminal will have cargo handling capacity upto 8 million metric tonnes per annum and shall be capable of accommodating vessels upto 75,000 Dead Weight Ton (DWT).
Indonesia shipbuilding industry needs an additional investment of US$5.4 billion to expand its capacity to 6 million dead weight ton (DWT) in 2015.
A decade after its first delivery, the Hyundai Shipyard topped 10 million dead weight tons in aggregate ship production, and has maintained the leading position in the world shipbuilding market ever since.