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tonner

[tuhn-er] /ˈtʌn ər/
noun
1.
something having a specified weight in tons (used in combination):
The sailboat was a twelve-tonner.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; in parasynthetic compounds formed from ton1 and a quantifier; see -er1
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  • She was a thirty-tonner, a little over fifty foot long and twelve foot in beam, with a seven-foot draught.

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