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short ton

[′shȯrt ′tən]
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ton
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ton

1. The equivalent of 2,000 lb (907.2 kg).Also see metric ton.
2. A unit of refrigeration capacity equal to 200 Btu per minute, the equivalent cooling provided by the melting of one ton of ice in one hour.
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