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dead weightor dead·weight (dĕd′wāt′)
1. The unrelieved weight of a heavy, motionless mass.
2. An oppressive burden or difficulty.
3. Abbr. DW The fixed weight of a structure or piece of equipment, such as a bridge on its supports. Also called dead load.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. a heavy weight or load
2. an oppressive burden; encumbrance
3. (Nautical Terms) the difference between the loaded and the unloaded weights of a ship
4. (Civil Engineering) another name for dead load
5. (Commerce) (in shipping) freight chargeable by weight rather than by bulk
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. the heavy, unrelieved weight of anything inert.
2. a heavy burden or responsibility.
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|Noun||1.||dead weight - an oppressive encumbrance|
|2.||dead weight - a heavy motionless weight|
weight - the vertical force exerted by a mass as a result of gravity
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