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- n. 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.
- n. A useless, usually encumbering factor.
- adj. 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.
dead + weight (Wiktionary)