Ton

Definition of Ton

Pronunciation: tǒn
pl.1.pl. of Toe.
n.1.(Zool.) The common tunny, or horse mackerel.
1.The prevailing fashion or mode; vogue; as, things of ton.
If our people of ton are selfish, at any rate they show they are selfish.
- Thackeray.
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1.(Com.) A measure of weight or quantity.
2.The weight of twenty hundredweight.
3.(Naut. & Com.) Forty cubic feet of space, being the unit of measurement of the burden, or carrying capacity, of a vessel; as a vessel of 300 tons burden.
4.(Naut. & Com.) A certain weight or quantity of merchandise, with reference to transportation as freight; as, six hundred weight of ship bread in casks, seven hundred weight in bags, eight hundred weight in bulk; ten bushels of potatoes; eight sacks, or ten barrels, of flour; forty cubic feet of rough, or fifty cubic feet of hewn, timber, etc.

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avoirdupois unit, cental, centner, cwt, hundredweight, kiloton, net ton, quintal, short hundredweight, short ton
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