deadweight ton
noun Date: circa 1917 a long ton used in indicating a ship's gross capacityabbreviation dwt

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  • deadweight ton — (dwt)    a traditional unit of weight or mass used in the shipping industry. The deadweight tonnage of a ship is the difference between its weight when completely empty and its weight when fully loaded. This includes the weight of everything… …   Dictionary of units of measurement

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  • ton —  , tonne  There are two kinds of ton: a long ton (used principally in the United Kingdom), weighing 2,240 lbs./1,016 kg., and a short ton (used in the United States and Canada), weighing 2,000 lbs./907 kg. A tonne is the British term for what in… …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

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  • deadweight tonnage — dead′weight ton′nage n. naut. navig. the capacity in long tons of cargo, passengers, fuel, etc. (dead′weight tons′), of a vessel: the difference between the loaded and light displacement tonnage of the vessel …   From formal English to slang

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