Examples of payload in a Sentence
The truck is carrying a payload of 2,580 pounds.
the space shuttle can carry a maximum payload of approximately 50,000 pounds
Recent Examples of payload from the Web
Wine rebels have executed dozens of attacks in protest since last summer, including ambushing Spanish wine trucks at the border and dumping the payload on highways.
Analysts say potential payloads for the jets are likely stored at Andersen Air Force Base on Guam.
Debris crashes are more likely to happen on highways due to the high speeds that cause payloads, parts, wheels and tires to fly off vehicles.
To get the most payload into orbit, the Heavy could let its engines burn as long as possible—but that would leave no fuel to change trajectory, which is required for SpaceX to press its big advantage: recovery.
The largest can carry 150-pound payloads, and the drones can fly longer than the 20-minute times many hobbyist models achieve.
India’s arsenal includes the hypersonic Brahmos III, the world���s fastest cruise missile, which can precisely deliver a 300kg payload to any target in Pakistan.
An Apache appears above, empties its payload at ISIS.
Trump significantly increased the pace of bombing in March of this year, dropping more payload in one week than the Obama administration had dropped in Yemen in any one year.
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First Known Use of payload
PAYLOAD Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of payload for English Language Learners
: the amount of goods or material that is carried by a vehicle (such as a truck)
: the things (such as passengers or bombs) that are carried by an aircraft or spacecraft
: the weight of a payload
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