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TEU

noun [C]
 
 
MEASURES, TRANSPORT
abbreviation for twenty-foot equivalent unit: a standard measure for a container for transporting goods, used to calculate how many containers a ship can carry, or a port can deal with: The port development will add capacity for 1.5m TEUs.
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