Origin of tonne
Examples from the Web for tonne
Is there any specific account of the "tonne in Cornhyll" existing?
The letter of Mr. Kidder relative to the "pretty pynnace of about thirty tonne," is again referred to by your correspondent.
He says it was "a pretty Pynnace of about some thirty tonne."
When he comes to large weights, does he not commonly abjure the 1,000 kilos and write one tonne?
That is nat so for whan one parte is gone another dothe encrease, and it chansythe dyuersly euyn as the tonne of Canaidus.The Pilgrimage of Pure Devotion|Desiderius Erasmus
British Dictionary definitions for tonne
Word Origin for tonne
Word Origin and History for tonne
1877, French form of ton, adopted for English use to denote a metric ton (1,000 kg.).