dead freight

noun

Definition of dead freight

1 : the amount paid by or recoverable from a charterer of a ship for such part of the ship's capacity as the charterer has contracted for but fails to occupy also : the unoccupied space in such a ship
2 : bulky nonperishable freight

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“Dead freight.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dead%20freight. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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