shipping ton

shipping ton
   a traditional unit measuring the volume (not the weight) of items shipped by sea. The U.S. shipping ton is the same as the freight ton (see ton5), 40 cubic feet or about 1.1326 cubic meters. The British shipping ton is 5% larger at 42 cubic feet (1.1893 cubic meters).

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  • shipping ton — See under ton1 (def. 5). * * * shipping ton, a unit of measure of the carrying capacity of a ship, equal to 40 cubic feet or 1.13 cubic meters; measurement ton; freight ton …   Useful english dictionary

  • shipping ton — ship′ping ton n. wam navig. See under ton I, 5) …   From formal English to slang

  • shipping ton — See ton …   Big dictionary of business and management

  • shipping ton — See under ton1 (def. 5). * * * …   Universalium

  • British shipping ton —    see shipping ton …   Dictionary of units of measurement

  • U.S. shipping ton —    the freight ton5; see also shipping ton …   Dictionary of units of measurement

  • 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 — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. twelve hundredweight, two thousand pounds, short ton, metric ton, tonne, a thousand kilograms, long ton, shipping ton, displacement ton, measurement ton, freight ton; see also weight 1 , 2 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n …   English dictionary for students

  • 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 …  

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