dead freight

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noun Commerce.

an amount owed by a contractor who charters space in a ship but fails to occupy it fully.
the unoccupied space of such a ship.
heavy or unwieldy nonperishable freight.

Nearby words

  1. dead drunk,
  2. dead duck,
  3. dead end,
  4. dead fingers,
  5. dead firing,
  6. dead from the neck up,
  7. dead hand,
  8. dead heart,
  9. dead heat,
  10. dead horse

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