short ton


short ton
2000 pounds. For many agricultural commodities, this is the standard measure for domestic trade. However, international trade usually is reported in long tons (2240 pounds).

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  • short ton — ➔ ton * * * short ton UK US noun [C] (ABBREVIATION st, also net ton, American ton) MEASURES ► a unit of weight equal to 907.18 kilograms or 2000 pounds → …   Financial and business terms

  • Short Ton —   [ʃɔːt tʌn, englisch] die, / s, Net Ton [net tʌn], Einheitenzeichen sh tn, in den USA Masseneinheit: 1 sh tn = 2 000 pounds = 907,184 86 kg. Die Short Ton ist zu unterscheiden von der Long Ton …   Universal-Lexikon

  • short ton — short′ ton′ n. wam See under ton I, 1) Also called net ton • Etymology: 1880–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • short ton — n. see TON1 (sense 1): abbrev. st * * * …   Universalium

  • short ton — n. see TON1 (sense 1): abbrev. st …   English World dictionary

  • Short ton — The short ton is a unit of mass equal to 2,000 pounds (907.18474 kg).[1] In the United States it is often called simply ton[1] without distinguishing it from the metric ton (tonne, 1,000 kilograms / 2,204.62262 pounds) or the long ton… …   Wikipedia

  • short ton — noun a United States unit of weight equivalent to 2000 pounds • Syn: ↑ton, ↑net ton • Hypernyms: ↑avoirdupois unit • Part Holonyms: ↑kiloton • Part Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Short ton — Einheit Norm Angloamerikanisches Maßsystem Einheitenname Amerikanische Tonne, short ton Einheitenzeichen tn sh. Dimensionsname Masse Dimensionssymbol …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • short ton — The usual ton of 2000 pounds as distinguished from the long ton of 2240 pounds. 19 USC § 1202, Headnote 9(e) …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • short ton. — See under ton1 (def. 1). Also called net ton. [1880 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • short ton — See ton …   Big dictionary of business and management