freight ton

   originally a unit of volume equal to 40 cubic feet; see ton5. More recently, another name for the revenue ton.

Dictionary of units of measurement. 2015.

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  • freight ton — freight′ ton n. wam ton I, 2) …   From formal English to slang

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

  • freight ton — noun see ton II * * * ton1 (def. 2). * * * freight ton see under ↑ton1 • • • Main Entry: ↑freight * * * freight ton, a unit of measure about equal to the space occupied by a ton s weight of the thing measured, usually about 40 cubic feet; …   Useful english dictionary

  • freight ton — ton1 (def. 2). * * * …   Universalium

  • freight ton — /ˈfreɪt tʌn/ (say frayt tun) noun See ton1 (def. 2) …   Australian 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

  • 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 /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 — 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 — I [[t]tʌn[/t]] n. 1) wam 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) wam Also called freight ton a unit of… …   From formal English to slang

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