Associations to the word «Ton»


TON, noun. A unit of weight (mass) equal to 2240 pounds (a long ton) or 2000 pounds (a short ton) or 1000 kilograms (a metric ton).
TON, noun. A unit of volume; register ton.
TON, noun. In refrigeration and air conditioning, a unit of thermal power defined as 12,000 BTU/h (about 3.514 kW or 3024 kcal/h), originally the rate of cooling provided by uniform isothermal melting of one short ton of ice per day at 32   °F (0   °C).
TON, noun. (colloquial) (hyperbole) A large amount.
TON, noun. (slang) A speed of 100 mph.
TON, noun. (slang) One hundred pounds sterling.
TON, noun. (cricket) One hundred runs.
TON, noun. (darts) One hundred points.
TON, noun. Fashion, the current style, the vogue.
TON, noun. Fashionable society; those in style.
TON, noun. The common tunny, or house mackerel.
TON, symbol. The ISO 3166-1 three-letter (alpha-3) code for Tonga.
TON MILE, noun. A unit of measure expressed in number of short tons moved over a specific distance in miles.
TON MILES, noun. Plural of ton mile
TON OF REFRIGERATION, noun. (US) cooling capacity of an air conditioner or refrigerator equal to 12,000 British thermal units (Btu) per hour 200 Btu per minute and denotes the amount of heat required to melt one ton of ice in 24 hours.

Dictionary definition

TON, noun. A United States unit of weight equivalent to 2000 pounds.
TON, noun. A British unit of weight equivalent to 2240 pounds.

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