load displacement


noun Nautical.

the weight, in long tons, of a cargo vessel loaded so that the summer load line touches the surface of the water.

Nearby words

  1. lo-fi,
  2. lo-res,
  3. loa loa,
  4. loach,
  5. load,
  6. load factor,
  7. load fund,
  8. load line,
  9. load module,
  10. load off one's feet

Origin of load displacement

First recorded in 1880–85

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British Dictionary definitions for load displacement

load displacement

noun

nautical the total weight of a cargo vessel loaded so that its waterline reaches the summer load line
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