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A unit of weight, equivalent to 2000 pounds in the United States and to 2240 pounds in Britain.

Usage examples (35)
  • Awestruck, they all view the full-sized, massive shark circling the boat. Quint estimates it is 25 feet long: Three tons of him.
  • Noun : a ton of jokes; tons of wedding presents
  • Well bless your heart, N.L. A "shit-ton" is equal to one metric ass-load.
  • Vilain ton as two words, to sharpen the pun; and he scrawled an equivocation about Ney or for more
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