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register tonnage

noun, Nautical
the volume of a vessel, especially the net tonnage as measured officially and registered for purposes of taxation.
Origin of register tonnage
1855-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The tonnage of a vessel shall be the net or register tonnage expressed in her national certificate of registry.

    Industrial Cuba Robert P. Porter

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