n. A unit of ship capacity or weight equal to 2,000 U.S. or Imperial pounds'''US FM 55-15 '' TRANSPORTATION REFERENCE DATA; 9 June 1886'''''.
The short ton is a unit of weight equal to , that is most commonly used in the United States where it is known simply as the ton.
Usage examples of "short ton".
The billet weighed 1988 pounds 12 pounds less than a short ton and worth, at the new price of gold, approximately $750,000.
On average about fifty tons (short ton) of cut cane can be produced per acre.