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Naut.
the weight of a ship with all its permanent equipment, excluding the weight of cargo, persons, ballast, dunnage, and fuel, but usually including the weight of permanent ballast and water used to operate steam machinery. Also called light weight.

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

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