Tonnage

Definition of Tonnage

Ton´nage
n.1.The weight of goods carried in a boat or a ship.
2.The cubical content or burden of a vessel, or vessels, in tons; or, the amount of weight which one or several vessels may carry. See Ton, n. (b).
A fleet . . . with an aggregate tonnage of 60,000 seemed sufficient to conquer the world.
- Motley.
3.A duty or impost on vessels, estimated per ton, or, a duty, toll, or rate payable on goods per ton transported on canals.
4.The whole amount of shipping estimated by tons; as, the tonnage of the United States. See Ton.

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