Entry from US English dictionary
The weight of water displaced by a ship when laden.
- The ship has a full load displacement of 4,500t and carries sufficient fuel and stores for a range of 7,000 nm between replenishments.
- San Giusto has a full load displacement 300t higher than her sister ships.
- The standard displacement (fully manned and stored) is 13,000t, and the full load displacement (with fuel, ammunition, stores, water) is 16,000t.
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Syllabification: load dis·place·ment
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