from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A unit for measuring the displacement of a ship afloat, equivalent to one long ton or about one cubic meter of salt water.
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- n. A unit approximately equal to the volume of a long ton weight of seawater, used in reckoning the displacement of ships, and equal to 35 U.S. or Imperial cubic feet.
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