1. kiloton

noun. a measure of explosive power (of an atomic weapon) equal to that of 1000 tons of TNT.

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2. kiloton

noun. one thousand tons.

Synonyms

  • net ton
  • megaton
  • avoirdupois unit
  • ton

Example sentences of the word kiloton


1. Noun, singular or mass
A single 15 kiloton bomb detonated over the center of Hiroshima near the end of World War II, destroying everything within a 1-mile radius of the city.

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