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gross ton

noun
  1. Chiefly British. a long ton.See under ton1(def 1).
  2. Also called gross register ton. Nautical. See under gross tonnage.
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gross tonnage

noun Nautical.
  1. the total volume of a vessel, expressed in units of 100 cubic feet (gross ton), with certain open structures, deckhouses, tanks, etc., exempted.
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Also called gross register tonnage.
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British Dictionary definitions for gross ton

gross ton

noun
  1. a long tonSee ton 1 (def. 1)
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