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dead'weight ton'nage



Naut.
the capacity in long tons of cargo, passengers, fuel, stores, etc. (dead'weight tons'), of a vessel: the difference between the loaded and light displacement tonnage of the vessel. Also called dead'weight capac'ity.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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