The ton is the imperial unit of mass equivalent to 2240 pounds.
Its metric equivalent is the tonne, equal to 1000 kilograms. A metric
tonne is almost equivalent to an imperial ton and for most purposes
they can be considered to be the same.
A medium size family car
has a mass of about 1 ton(ne), while a full grown African elephant
has a mass of about 6 ton(ne)s and a Jumbo jet a mass of 375 ton(ne)s.