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.
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- dead drunk,
- dead duck,
- dead end,
- dead fingers,
- dead firing,
- dead from the neck up,
- dead hand,
- dead heart,
- dead heat,
- dead horse
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Examples from the Web for dead freight
The merchant will also be liable in damages—known as dead-freight—if he fails to furnish the full cargo promised.