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.
BECOME A PRO CHEF WITH THIS EXQUISITE CUISINE QUIZ!
Even if you can't be a professional chef, you can at least talk like one with this vocabulary quiz.
Question 1 of 9
You may have read the word "simmer" in a recipe or two, but what does it really mean?
Words nearby dead freight
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020
Example sentences 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.