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[tuhn-er] /ˈtʌn ər/
something having a specified weight in tons (used in combination):
The sailboat was a twelve-tonner.
Origin of tonner
1850-55; in parasynthetic compounds formed from ton1 and a quantifier; see -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Nothing remained but to choose our particular 90 tonner with a good character.

    A Floating Home Cyril Ionides
  • The Company guesses they got to put on a two thousand tonner.

    The Man in the Twilight

    Ridgwell Cullum
  • He sold the little five tonner he had formerly possessed, and purchased the Seabird.

    Among Malay Pirates G. A. Henty
  • The barge described in this book, though one is not conscious of being cramped inside her, is only a ninety tonner.

    A Floating Home Cyril Ionides
  • But the most important result of our researches was the universal opinion that a sound 90 tonner was to be got at our price.

    A Floating Home Cyril Ionides
  • She's a seven thousand tonner, and her cargo's worth a couple of hundred thousand.

  • It'ud take a ten-thousand tonner with fathoms to spare right away up to the mooring berth.

    The Man in the Twilight

    Ridgwell Cullum
  • A hundred tonner, it had put in thirty years and a billion and some miles for several owners.

    The Graveyard of Space Milton Lesser
  • A big old Bartson Cruiser tumbled by end over end, a thousand tonner, the largest ship he had seen in here so far.

    The Graveyard of Space Milton Lesser

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