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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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Energy Information Administration publications are expressed predominately in units that historically have been used in the United States, such as British thermal units, barrels, cubic feet, and short tons. The metric conversion factors presented in Table B1 can be used to calculate the metric-unit equivalents of values expressed in U.S.
So a UK ton, known as a long ton, is 2240lb, while a US ton, known as a short ton, is 2000lb.
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.
Tronox Limited (NYSE:TROX) said on Wednesday that Tronox Alkali has announced an increase in soda ash prices by USD6.00 per short ton for all grades of soda ash.
Tronox Limited (NYSE:TROX) said on Friday that Tronox Alkali has announced an increase in its soda ash prices by USD10.00 per short ton for all grades of soda ash.
As shown in Figure 6, 2003 domestic recycled fiber cost (US $68 per short ton, Atlanta market) was less than half of delivered cost to Asia-Pacific (US $151 per short ton, China).
17 April 2015 - US-based construction materials company Summit Materials has signed a definitive agreement with French cement company Lafarge's Lafarge North America unit to acquire a 1.2m short ton (1.1m metric ton) capacity Davenport, Iowa cement plant and seven cement distribution terminals for USD 450m, the company said on Friday.
Unit in Metric Units Mass 1 short ton (2,000 lb) 0.907 184 7 1 long ton 1.016 047 1 pound (lb) 0.453 592 37 (a) 1 pound uranium oxide 0.384 647 (b) (lb [U.sub.3][O.sub.8]) 1 ounce, avoirdupois = 28.349 52 (avdp oz) Volume 1 barrel of oil (bbl) = 0.158 987 3 1 cubic yard ([yd.sup.3]) = 0.764 555 1 cubic foot ([ft.sup.3]) = 0.028 316 85 1 U.S.
Unit Equivalent in Metric Units Mass 1 short ton = 0.907 184 7 metric tons (t) (2,000 lb) 1 long ton = 1.016 047 metric tons (t) 1 pound (lb) = 0.453 592 37 (a) kilograms (kg) 1 pound uranium = 0.384 647 (b) kilograms oxide (lb uranium (kgU) [U.sub.3] [O.sub.8]) 1 ounce, = 28.349 52 grams (g) avoirdupois (avdp oz) Volume 1 barrel of oil = 0.158 987 3 cubic meters (bbl) ([m.sup.3]) 1 cubic yard = 0.764 555 cubic meters ([yd.sup.3]) ([m.sup.3]) 1 cubic foot = 0.028 316 85 cubic meters ([ft.sup.3]) ([m.sup.3]) 1 U.S.
Unit Equivalent in Metric Units Mass 1 short ton (2,000 lb) = 0.907 184 7 1 long ton = 1.016 047 1 pound (lb) = 0.453 592 37 (a) 1 pound uranium oxide = 0.384 647 (b) (lb [U.sub.3][O.sub.8]) 1 ounce, avoirdupois = 28.349 52 (avdp oz) Volume 1 barrel of oil (bbl) = 0.158 987 3 1 cubic yard ([yd.sup.3]) = 0.764 555 1 cubic foot ([ft.sup.3]) = 0.028 316 85 1 U.S.
Unit Equivalent in Metric Unit Units Mass 1 short ton = 0.907 184 7 (2,000 lb) 1 long ton = 1.016 047 1 pound (lb) = 0.453 592 37 (a) 1 pound uranium = 0.384 647 (b) oxide (lb [U.sub.3][O.sub.8]) 1 ounce, avoirdupois = 28.349 52 (avdp oz) Volume 1 barrel of oil (bbl) = 0.158 987 3 1 cubic yard = 0.764 555 ([yd.sup.3]) 1 cubic foot = 0.028 316 85 ([ft.sup.3]) 1 U.S.
Prices will go up by USD6 per short ton on packaged products and USD3 per short ton on bulk products.