Meaning of “deadweight tonnage” in the English Dictionary


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deadweight tonnagenoun [ U ]

uk us abbreviation dwt, also dead weight (carrying) capacity TRANSPORT

the maximum weight a ship can carry, including goods, passengers, fuel, etc. shown by a line on the ship's side that the water must not go past when it is floating in the water:

(Definition of “deadweight tonnage” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)