long ton


noun

See under ton1(def 1). Abbreviation: L.T.

Origin of long ton

First recorded in 1820–30

Definition for long ton (2 of 2)

ton1
[ tuhn ]
/ tʌn /

noun

Origin of ton

1
1350–1400; Middle English; variant of tun
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British Dictionary definitions for long ton (1 of 4)

long ton

noun

the full name for ton 1 (def. 1)

British Dictionary definitions for long ton (2 of 4)

ton1
/ (tʌn) /

noun

See also tons

Word Origin for ton

C14: variant of tun

British Dictionary definitions for long ton (3 of 4)

ton2
/ French (tɔ̃) /

noun

style, fashion, or distinction

Word Origin for ton

C18: from French, from Latin tonus tone

British Dictionary definitions for long ton (4 of 4)

ton3
/ (tʌn) /

noun

slang, mainly British a score or achievement of a hundred, esp a hundred miles per hour, as on a motorcycle

Word Origin for ton

C20: special use of ton 1 applied to quantities of one hundred
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Science definitions for long ton (1 of 2)

long ton

See ton.

Science definitions for long ton (2 of 2)

ton
[ tŭn ]

A unit of weight in the US Customary System equal to 2,000 pounds (900 kilograms). Also called short ton See Table at measurement.
A unit of weight in the US Customary System equal to 2,240 pounds (1,008 kilograms). Also called long ton See Table at measurement.
See metric ton.
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Idioms and Phrases with long ton

ton

see like a ton of bricks.

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