- something having a specified weight in tons (used in combination): The sailboat was a twelve-tonner.
Origin of tonner
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Nothing remained but to choose our particular 90 tonner with a good character.
The Company guesses they got to put on a two thousand tonner.The Man in the Twilight
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.
But the most important result of our researches was the universal opinion that a sound 90 tonner was to be got at our price.