deadweight-tons

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.
Also called deadweight capacity.
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