Deadweight vs Dwt - What's the difference?

deadweight | dwt |


As a noun deadweight

is the largest weight of cargo a ship is able to carry; ie, the weight of a ship when fully loaded minus its weight when empty.

As an adjective deadweight

is (sports|billiards|snooker|pool) 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.

deadweight

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • 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.
  • A useless, usually encumbering factor.
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (sports, billiards, snooker, pool) 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.
  • dwt

    English

    (wikipedia dwt)