noun. a measure of explosive power (of an atomic weapon) equal to that of 1000 tons of TNT.
noun. one thousand tons.
- net ton
- avoirdupois unit
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.