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noun [countable] American English pronunciation: ton /tʌn/ 
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  1. 1
    American a unit for measuring weight, containing 2,000 pounds and equal to 907 kilograms

    The horse could pull up to 50 tons.

    Transporting the coal costs $40 per ton.

    two-ton/80-ton etc. (=weighing two tons/80 tons etc.):

    a 40-ton truck

    See also  metric ton
  2. 2
    informal a very large number or amount
    ton of:

    She put on about a ton of makeup.

    tons of (=a lot of):

    I have tons of things to do.

    weigh a ton (=be extremely heavy):

    That bag of yours weighs a ton!

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