long ton


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

Examples of long ton in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Everything to know about the USS Levin The USS Carl M. Levin (the M stands for Milton) is 511 feet long, 66 feet wide at its beam (that’s the widest point on the waterline) and displaces 9,200 long tons (that’s 2,240 pounds each) of water. Todd Spangler, Detroit Free Press, 24 June 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1811, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of long ton was in 1811

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“Long ton.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/long%20ton. Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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