Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A unit of weight or capacity equal to 1,000 metric tons.
  • noun An explosive force equivalent to that of 1,000 metric tons of TNT.

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  • noun A measure of the strength of an explosion or a bomb based on how many thousand tons of TNT would be needed to produce the same energy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun one thousand tons
  • noun a measure of explosive power (of an atomic weapon) equal to that of 1000 tons of TNT

Etymologies

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metric prefix kilo- +‎ ton

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