measurement freight

measurement freight
noun

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  • measurement ton — (MTON or MT)    a unit of volume used for measuring the cargo of a ship, truck, train, or other freight carrier, equal to exactly 40 cubic feet, or approximately 1.1326 cubic meters. This unit was traditionally called a freight ton (see ton5),… …   Dictionary of units of measurement

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  • freight ton — noun see ton II * * * ton1 (def. 2). * * * freight ton see under ↑ton1 • • • Main Entry: ↑freight * * * freight ton, a unit of measure about equal to the space occupied by a ton s weight of the thing measured, usually about 40 cubic feet; …   Useful english dictionary

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