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load draught UK US UK (US load draft) noun [C]
TRANSPORT the level to which part of a ship can safely go under the water when it is carrying goods, passengers, etc. without the ship sinking
Compare LADEN DRAUGHT(Cf. ↑laden draught), LIGHT DRAUGHT(Cf. ↑light draught)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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