Share this entry

useful load Line breaks: use¦ful load

Definition of useful load in English:


The load carried by an aircraft in addition to its own weight: this is a four-seat design, with a useful load of 1,125 lbs
More example sentences
  • Previous research identified conventional cost drivers for aircraft CERs, to include empty weight, speed, useful load, wing area, power, landing speed, and production quantity.
  • The result is an empty weight of only 1,334 pounds, leaving a useful load of 466 pounds.
  • Weighing about 7000-lbs, with a useful load of 2800-lbs, Lindbergh's Sirius had a top speed of 185-mph and cruised at 150-mph.

Definition of useful load in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

More on useful load

Nearby words

More words in this category

abeam air-sea rescue airport CAA drogue

Translate useful load

into German
Word of the day coiffeur
Pronunciation: kwɑːˈfəː
a hairdresser