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throw-weightor throw weight (thrō′wāt′)
The maximum weight of the payload, especially warheads, that a missile is capable of carrying.
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) the maximum weight of supplementary mechanisms that can be lifted by the boost stages of a particular missile
the maximum payload of a ballistic missile, usu. expressed as the explosive power of its warhead.