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noun [countable] ton pronunciation in British English /tʌn/ 
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  1. 1
    British a unit for measuring weight, containing 2,240 pounds and equal to 1,016 kilograms

    The horse could pull up to 50 tons.

    Transporting the coal costs £40 per ton.

    a 40-ton lorry (=weighing 40 tons)

    Synonyms and related words for this sense of ton
    See also  metric ton
  2. 2
    informal a very large number or amount
    ton of:

    She put on about a ton of make-up.

    tons of (=a lot of):

    I've got tons of things to do.

    weigh a ton (=be extremely heavy):

    That bag of yours weighs a ton!

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