What does the word ton mean?

Usage examples for ton

  1. The price of iron rose from sixty- eight shillings to one- hundred- and- twenty per ton. – Gossip in the First Decade of Victoria's Reign by John Ashton
  2. That, in London, is to be had by the ton; your mother's intelligence, on the other hand, will always have its price. – The Awkward Age by Henry James