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# Question: 'Under a Ton or Tonne'

Am familiar with the phrase generally being used for speed or ££, would like to know where its originated from....? anyone? because as we all know tonne is 1000kg lol.. unless there was some old measurement back in the days which meant ton = 100 of something..?
Google says 'no' to my query..........

Thanks!

"Both the long ton and the short ton are composed of 20 hundredweight, being 112 and 100 pounds respectively"

And a tonne = 1000kg

Babbabooey;7162252

"Both the long ton and the short ton are composed of 20 hundredweight, … "Both the long ton and the short ton are composed of 20 hundredweight, being 112 and 100 pounds respectively"

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arcangel111;7162300

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Babbabooey;7162252

"Both the long ton and the short ton are composed of 20 hundredweight, … "Both the long ton and the short ton are composed of 20 hundredweight, being 112 and 100 pounds respectively"

en.wikipedia.org/wik…ght

Wiki says, 1 hundredweight is 112 or 100lbs, 1 ton is still in the 2000s lbs or 20 hundredweight's.

A "ton" is 100 cubic feet of capacity. The slang came from the docks where the dockers used the original "ton for storage/loading.;-)

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Slevers;7162393

A "ton" is 100 cubic feet of capacity. The slang came from the docks … A "ton" is 100 cubic feet of capacity. The slang came from the docks where the dockers used the original "ton for storage/loading.;-)

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