kiloton definition by Webster's New World
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the explosive force of one thousand tons of TNT: a unit for measuring the power of thermonuclear weapons: abbrev. kT
kiloton definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun Abbr. kt
- A unit of weight or capacity equal to 1,000 metric tons.
- An explosive force equivalent to that of 1,000 metric tons of TNT.