Definition of Deadweight
1. Noun. The largest weight of cargo a ship is able to carry; i.e, the weight of a ship when fully loaded minus its weight when empty. ¹
2. Noun. A useless, usually encumbering factor. ¹
3. Adjective. (sports billiards snooker pool) Describes a shot with exact, precise pace to leave the balls in the perfect position. Usually just touching a cushion or very close to another ball. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Deadweight
1. [n -S]
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Literary usage of Deadweight
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1. Detroit and World-trade: A Survey of the City's Present and Potential by Thomas Laurence Munger, Frank Howard Evans, Detroit Board of Commerce (1920)
"UNITED STATES TABLE OF SHIPS ASSIGNED TO VARIOUS ROUTES IN WORLD TRADE New York to Argentine 5000 to 9000 tons deadweight Boston to Argentine 4200 to 9000 ..."
2. Know Your Own Ship: A Simple Explanation of the Stability, Trim by Thomas Walton (1899)
"Displacement — Displacement Curves — deadweight — deadweight Scale—” Tons per Inch Immersion “—Examples of Practical Application of “Tons per Inch ..."
3. America's Merchant Marine: A Presentation of Its History and Development to by Bankers Trust Company (New York, N.Y.) (1920)
"One requisitioned steel ship of 2550 deadweight tons was sold at $150 per deadweight ton, and one requisitioned wooden ship of 2500 deadweight tons was sold ..."
4. Maritime Notes and Queries: A Record of Shipping Law and Usage (1900)
"Before loading commenced we declared the boat on winter freeboard as 1,'J20 deadweight cargo. The day after her sailing, charterers send in a letter stating ..."
5. Steel Ships: Their Construction and Maintenance : a Manual for Shipbuilders by Thomas Walton (1908)
"SECTION I. Fundamental Ty[>es and Modifications of same—Relation between Deck Erections and deadweight—No Reduction in Freeboard for Excessive Strength in a ..."
6. The Theory of Toleration Under the Later Stuarts by Alexander Adam Seaton (1911)
"... on religious matters were not hampered by the deadweight of general indifference. It has been said that " a disposition is to its appropriate behaviour ..."
7. The New York Times Current History (1917)
"It shows that the Government has under construction in deadweight tonnage, including 400 vessels of foreign ownership which were requisitioned on the stocks ..."