Adjective "Deadweights" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Deadweights


    Definition:

    1. the heavy, unrelieved weight of anything inert: The dead weight of the bear's body was over 300 pounds.

    2. a heavy or oppressive burden or responsibility.

    3. the weight of a railroad car, truck, etc., as distinct from its load or contents.

    Origin:
    dead weight

    Examples:

    "tonnes can be deadweights."