metric ton (plural metric tons)
- A tonne, a unit of mass equal to 1000 kilograms.
2006, Edwin Black, chapter 2, in Internal Combustion:
- One typical Grecian kiln engorged one thousand muleloads of juniper wood in a single burn. Fifty such kilns would devour six thousand metric tons of trees and brush annually.
- Often used to avoid confusion between the tonne and the (long) ton, which are almost equal (about 2204.6 pounds and exactly 2240 pounds respectively).
unit of mass equal to 1000 kilograms