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net tonnage

noun
1.
the taxable gross tonnage of a merchant ship.
Also called net register tonnage.
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  • The net tonnage capacity of a ship may bear little relation to weight of cargo.
  • As net tonnage, gross tonnage and dead-weight tonnage.

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