Definition of tonnage noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈtʌnɪdʒ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtʌnɪdʒ//
    [uncountable, countable] Travelling by boat or ship
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  1. 1the size of a ship or the amount it can carry, expressed in tons See related entries: Travelling by boat or ship
  2. 2the total amount that something weighs the total tonnage of bombs dropped in the war
  3. Word Originearly 17th cent. (denoting a charge per ton on cargo): from ton + -age.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: tonnage