Tonnage Definition

tŭnĭj
tonnages
noun
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A duty or tax on ships, based on tons carried.
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A charge per ton on cargo or freight on a canal, at a port, etc.
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The weight of water displaced by a warship, expressed in long tons.
Webster's New World
The carrying capacity of a ship, expressed in register tons.
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The total amount of shipping of a country or port, calculated in tons.
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Other Word Forms of Tonnage

Noun

Singular:
tonnage
Plural:
tonnages

Origin of Tonnage

  • ton –age Sense 3, Middle English from Old French from tonne tun tonne

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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