deadweight ton

noun

: a long ton used in indicating a ship's gross capacity
abbreviation dwt

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1917, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of deadweight ton was circa 1917

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“Deadweight ton.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deadweight%20ton. Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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