cubic ton


cubic ton
   a unit of volume, used in various ways but most commonly equal to 40 cubic feet (1.13267 cubic meters). This makes it the same as the freight ton (see ton5).

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  • Cubic ton — A Cubic ton is a measure of volume (compare fluid ounce). It is no longer used in the United Kingdom but seems to be still in use in the USA, see definitions below. Contents 1 Definitions 2 Conversions 3 Cubic tonne …   Wikipedia

  • cubic ton — noun : ton 2c …   Useful english dictionary

  • ton —    1. (tn or T or t)    a traditional unit of weight equal to 20 hundredweight.    In the United States and Canada, there are 100 pounds in the hundredweight and exactly 2000 pounds (907.185 kilograms) in the ton. In Britain, there are 112 pounds …   Dictionary of units of measurement

  • 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

  • Ton — (t[u^]n), n. [OE. tonne, tunne, a tun, {AS}. tunne a tun, tub, a large vessel; akin to G. & F. tonne a ton, tun, LL. tunna a tun; all perhaps of Celtic origin; cf. Ir. & Gael. tunna a tun. Cf. {Tun},{Tunnel}.] (Com.) A measure of weight or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ton|nage — «TUHN ihj», noun. 1. a) the carrying capacity of a ship, expressed in tons of 100 cubic feet. A ship of 50,000 cubic feet of space for freight has a tonnage of 500 tons. b) the amount of a commodity or other cargo shipped, loaded, unloaded, or in …   Useful english dictionary

  • ton — ► NOUN 1) (also long ton) a unit of weight equal to 2,240 lb avoirdupois (1016.05 kg). 2) (also short ton) chiefly N. Amer. a unit of weight equal to 2,000 lb avoirdupois (907.19 kg). 3) a metric ton. 4) (also displacement ton) a unit of… …   English terms dictionary

  • Ton — Not to be confused with tonnage. For other uses, see Ton (disambiguation). The ton is a unit of measure. It has a long history and has acquired a number of meanings and uses over the years. It is used principally as a unit of weight, and as a… …   Wikipedia

  • ton — ton1 /tun/, 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… …   Universalium

  • ton — I. /tʌn / (say tun) noun 1. a unit of mass in the imperial system equal to 2240 lb. (long ton), or approx. 1016 kg, and, in the US, 2000 lb. (short ton), or approx. 907 kg. 2. a unit of freight equal to 1000 kg or, formerly 40 cubic feet (freight …   Australian English dictionary


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