ton·​ner ˈtə-nər How to pronounce tonner (audio)
: an object (such as a ship) having a specified tonnage
used in combination
a thousand-tonner

Examples of tonner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Even a small Cadillac could be nothing less than a two-tonner. Rich Ceppos, Car and Driver, 10 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1851, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tonner was in 1851

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Cite this Entry

“Tonner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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