deadweight ton

noun

Definition of deadweight ton

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

First Known Use of deadweight ton

circa 1917, in the meaning defined above

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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 26 Oct. 2020.

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