Definición de dead weight in Inglés dead weightPronunciación: /dɛdˈweɪt/Traducir dead weight | al italiano | al español noun the weight of an inert person or thing: he had to struggle while carrying forty-five pounds of deadweight on his back a heavy or oppressive burden: she’d drag my father’s dead weight from wherever he’d fallen the total weight of cargo, stores, etc. which a ship carries or can carry: this will produce a maximum dead weight of 72,350 tons another term for dead load. [mass noun] Farming animals sold by the estimated weight of saleable meat that they will yield. [usually as modifier] Economics losses incurred because of the inefficient allocation of resources, especially through taxation or restriction:a dead-weight burden [usually as modifier] a debt not covered by assets. dead weight en otros diccionarios Oxford Definición de dead weight en el diccionario de Inglés de EE.UU.