gross tonnage


gross tonnage
a measurement of ship volume; may be used with engine power as a measure of fishing capacity

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • Gross tonnage — Gross Tonnage, along with Net Tonnage, was defined by The International Convention on Tonnage Measurement of Ships, 1969 , adopted by the International Maritime Organization in 1969, and came into force on July 18, 1982. These two measurements… …   Wikipedia

  • gross tonnage — UK US noun [U] (ABBREVIATION Gro T, also G.T., or GT, or gt) TRANSPORT, MEASURES ► a ship s total volume (= the amount of space inside it): »The liner was built in 2007 and her gross …   Financial and business terms

  • gross tonnage — noun : tonnage 4a * * * Naut. the total volume of a vessel, expressed in units of 100 cubic feet (gross ton), with certain open structures, deckhouses, tanks, etc., exempted. Also called gross register tonnage. * * * gross tonnage The total space …   Useful english dictionary

  • gross tonnage — gross register tonnage See tonnage …   Big dictionary of business and management

  • gross tonnage — Naut. the total volume of a vessel, expressed in units of 100 cubic feet (gross ton), with certain open structures, deckhouses, tanks, etc., exempted. Also called gross register tonnage. * * * …   Universalium

  • gross tonnage — /groʊs ˈtʌnɪdʒ / (say grohs tunij) noun a measure of the enclosed internal volume of a ship and its superstructure, with certain spaces exempted …   Australian English dictionary

  • gross tonnage — /grəυs tʌnɪdʒ/ noun the total amount of space in a ship …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • Compensated gross tonnage — (CGT) is an indicator of the amount of work that is necessary to build a given ship and is calculated by multiplying the tonnage of a ship by a coefficient, which is determined according to type and size of a particular ship. The standard CGT… …   Wikipedia

  • Tonnage — Ton nage (?; 48), n. [From {Ton} a measure.] [1913 Webster] 1. The weight of goods carried in a boat or a ship. [1913 Webster] 2. The cubical content or burden of a vessel, or vessels, in tons; or, the amount of weight which one or several… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tonnage gross — Gross tonnage includes a ship s internal volume, excluding such spaces as the peak, double bottom, deep tanks used only for water ballast, bridge, forecastle, open ended poop, certain light and air spaces, skylights, anchor and steering gear… …   Dictionary of automotive terms


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