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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Also called light weight.
Words nearby light displacement
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Example sentences from the Web for light displacement
A light-displacement boat is a necessity upon Norfolk waters.Yachting Vol. 2|Various.