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1 (also short ton)
chiefly North American a unit of weight equal to 2,000 pounds avoirdupois (907.19 kg).
(also long ton) a unit of weight equal to 2,240 pounds avoirdupois (1016.05 kg). (also displacement ton) a unit of measurement of a ship’s weight representing the weight of water it displaces, equal to 2,240 pounds or 35 cubic feet (0.99 cu m). (also freight ton) a unit of weight or volume of sea cargo, equal to a metric ton (1,000 kg) or 40 cubic feet. (also gross ton) a unit of gross internal capacity, equal to 100 cubic feet (2.83 cu. m). (also net or register ton) an equivalent unit of net internal capacity. a unit of refrigerating power able to freeze 2,000 pounds of water at 0°C in 24 hours. a measure of capacity for various materials, especially 40 cubic feet of timber. 2
(usually a ton of/tons of
) informal a large number or amount:all of a sudden I had tons of friends that bag of yours weighs a ton