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deadweight

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noun dead·weight \ˈded-ˈwāt\

Definition of deadweight

  1. 1 :  the unrelieved weight of an inert mass

  2. 2 :  dead load

  3. 3 :  a ship's load including the total weight of cargo, fuel, stores, crew, and passengers



1659

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1659


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