Meaning of tonnage
Pronunciation: (tun'ij), [key]
- the capacity of a merchant vessel, expressed either in units of weight, as deadweight tons, or of volume, as gross tons.
- ships collectively considered with reference to their carrying capacity or together with their cargoes.
- a duty on ships or boats at so much per ton of cargo or freight, or according to the capacity in tons.
- tonnage (Thesaurus)