measurement ton

n.
TON1 (sense 5)

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  • measurement ton — n. TON1 (sense 5) …   English World dictionary

  • measurement ton — (MTON or MT)    a unit of volume used for measuring the cargo of a ship, truck, train, or other freight carrier, equal to exactly 40 cubic feet, or approximately 1.1326 cubic meters. This unit was traditionally called a freight ton (see ton5),… …   Dictionary of units of measurement

  • measurement ton — noun see ton II * * * measurement ton = freight ton. (Cf. ↑freight ton) …   Useful english dictionary

  • measurement ton — The unit of volumetric measurement of equipment associated with surface delivered cargo. Measurement tons equal total cubic feet divided by 40 (1MTON = 40 cubic feet). Also called M/T, MT, MTON …   Military dictionary

  • measurement ton — meas′urement ton n. wam See under ton I, 5) • Etymology: 1930–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • measurement ton — noun Date: circa 1934 ton 1c …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • measurement ton. — See under ton1 (def. 5). [1930 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • measurement ton — noun A unit of volume for cargo freight usually reckoned at 40 U.S. or Imperial cubic feet …   Wiktionary

  • measurement ton. — See under ton1 (def. 5). [1930 35] …   Useful english dictionary

  • ton — ton1 or displacement ton [tun] n. pl. tons; sometimes, after a number,ton [var. (differentiated (17th c.) for senses “weight, measure”) of TUN] 1. a unit of weight, equal to 2,000 pounds avoirdupois (907.1847 kilograms or 0.90718 metric ton or… …   English World dictionary

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