1) Weight/Mass: Equal to one metric ass load.
2) Numbers: Equal to a quantity greater than 17.
3) General: More than you have or should ever want to have without substantial health considerations, and possible proactive medical preparation.

Usage Notes: A shit ton is commonly considered to be, at a minimum, two shit loads. In imperical systems, used as "shit tonne."
Get me a shit ton of notebooks from the stockroom, Johnson; we're gonna have ourselves a write-up!
by Ixit October 23, 2008

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Shit-ton, despite sounding like a measure of mass, is actually a measure of volume. In other words - a shit-ton is the volume occupied by a ton (mass) of shit.
(On a tour of a brewery) "On our left, we have our primary fermenters. Each fermenter has the capacity of 2.3 shit-tons, which is equivalent to the amount of beer drunk every second in the United States"
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Used by imbeciles to describe an abundance of something. When in fact there is very little of that something.
You and 3 of your friends are on a camping trip
You: "Wow, I sure am hungry this morning"
Friend #1: <grinning ear to ear> "Don't worry bro, I made a shit-ton of pancakes for us!!"
<The pancakes are pulled out, and there are 6 of them. That's right, 6..... for 4 adult males.>
You, Friend #2,#3, and #4: <stare at Friend #1 in utter disbelief and disappointment>
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Meaning an excess of any one thing or group of said things which take up unnessary amounts of space.
Ryan has a shit ton of DSM parts at his house.
by LP November 29, 2004

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Approximately 3.5x the necessary amount of something.
We're gonna have a shit-ton of fun!
by Hadley Sparrow January 14, 2011

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A large amount of sometheng. This adjective is used to express a mild amount of weight contrary to the fuck ton. The piss ton is a smaller unit
Man dude this weighs a shit ton
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An actual unit of measurement. Just below an ass-load and right above a fuck-load. Consider two million views for a YouTube video in two days as an example.
"...but this video did get just under two million views in about two days-which is what scientists and scholars refer to as a shit-ton of views."
-Ray William Johnson from the =3 episode "WANNA FIGHT?"
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