Deadweight

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.

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.

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