deadweight tonnage

noun Nautical.

the capacity in long tons of cargo, passengers, fuel, stores, etc. (deadweight tons), of a vessel: the difference between the loaded and light displacement tonnage of the vessel.

Nearby words

  1. deadly sins,
  2. deadman,
  3. deadpan,
  4. deadrise,
  5. deadweight,
  6. deadwood,
  7. deadwork,
  8. deaerate,
  9. deaf,
  10. deaf aid

Also called deadweight capacity. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019