light displacement

  1. the weight of a ship with all its permanent equipment, excluding the weight of cargo, persons, ballast, dunnage, and fuel, but usually including the weight of permanent ballast and water used to operate steam machinery.

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How to use light displacement in a sentence

  • They are simply well-designed boats of light displacement and large sail-area, very fast and very handy.

    Yachting Vol. 2 | Various.
  • A light-displacement boat is a necessity upon Norfolk waters.

    Yachting Vol. 2 | Various.