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load displacement

noun, Nautical.
the weight, in long tons, of a cargo vessel loaded so that the summer load line touches the surface of the water.
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First recorded in 1880-85 Unabridged
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load displacement

(nautical) the total weight of a cargo vessel loaded so that its waterline reaches the summer load line
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