long ton

noun

Definition of long ton

: a unit of weight equal to 2240 pounds — see Weights and Measures Table

First Known Use of long ton

1811, in the meaning defined above

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“Long ton.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/long%20ton. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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