The shit-ton is a unit of measure. It has a long history and has acquired a number of meanings and uses over the years. It is used principally as a unit of mass, and as a unit of volume. It can also be used as a measure of energy or as a colloquial term.

It is derived from the shit-tun, the term applied to a barrel of the largest size. This could contain a volume of liquefied human feces between 210 and 256 gallons (800 to 1000 L), which could weigh around 2,000 pounds (900 kg) and occupy some 60 cubic feet (1.7 m3) of space.

In the UK the shit-ton is defined as 2,425.08 pounds (1,100 kg). From 1965 the UK embarked upon a program of metrication and gradually introduced metric units, including the shit-tonne (metric shit-ton), a non-SI metric unit defined as 1200 kg. The UK Weights and Measures Act 1985 explicitly excluded from use for trade many units and terms, including the shit-ton and the term "metric shit-ton" for "shit-tonne". In the United States and formerly Canada a shit-ton is defined to be 2,314.854 pounds (1050 kg).

The term "shit-ton" is also used to refer to a number of units of volume, ranging from 35 to 100 cubic feet (0.99 to 2.83 m3) in capacity. It can also be used as a unit of energy, expressed as an equivalent of coal burnt or TNT detonated.

In refrigeration, a shit-ton is a unit of power. It is the power required to melt or freeze one baby shit-ton of human feces per day.

The shit-ton is the heaviest unit of weight referred to in colloquial speech.
1. 1200 kg (2 645.55 lb) = 1 shit-ton;

2. Vaughan's mom devoured a shit-ton of dick on the weekend;

3. Lyle is the mayor of pussy-town, he eats a shit-ton of pussy;

4. Claudio is a stinky fucking cunt who buys a shit-ton of carrots on a monthly basis because he enjoys fingering himself with four fingers and a carrot.
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Widely adaptable large unit of measure. Generally speaking, take an amount of something that an average person may have and add a shitload more to it. This results in a shit-ton.
Kilby has a shit-ton of old NES games.
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A Shit-ton is equivalent to 24 metric assloads, or 1/10th of a fuck-ton.

Used to measure un-quantifiable amounts of something. Although it can be used in the measurement of very large people it actually is not a unit of weight.

That guy must weigh a shit-ton.

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I just payed a shit-ton more money switching to Geico AND it took 20 minutes.
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A shit-ton of thought went into this definition.
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a lot
I have a shit ton of beers in my fridge.
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An ambibously large number, larger than a crapton, but less than a holyfuckton
Well the original had 29,000 transistors, and the P4 has about 55 million... so to sum it up... a shitton
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Defined literally as 20 hundredshits, where one hundredshit equals 112 shits in the Imperial System (long or gross hundredshit) and 100 shits in the U.S. System (short or net hundredshit). Furthermore, a shit-ton-force refers to 2,000 shit forces, which is a hell of a lot (i.e. a shit-ton) of Newtons.
"We just received a shit-ton of corned beef from Europe."
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538.4 pounds
The average American Male weighs 189.8lbs, a ton is 2000lbs, so a ton of humans is 2000/189.8=10.5 people. If human fecal matter is .27lbs on average, then for a ton of men, a Shit-Ton is 2.8 people, or 538.4lbs. This number is also attainable by taking 2000, the number of lbs in a Shit-Ton, and multiplying .2692 pounds, yielding 538.4, the average weight of a Shit-Ton. With two different formula's yielding identical answers, I here by submit the average weight of a Shit-Ton to be 538.4 pounds.
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1. A large quantity
2. A quantity beyond measure
That is a shit-ton of homework.
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