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tonner

[tuhn-er]
noun
  1. something having a specified weight in tons (used in combination): The sailboat was a twelve-tonner.
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Origin of tonner

1850–55; in parasynthetic compounds formed from ton1 and a quantifier; see -er1
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Examples from the Web for tonner

Historical Examples

  • 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.

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

  • 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