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payload

noun
     
Related topics: Weapons, Transport
pay‧load
1 [uncountable and countable]TTBB the amount of goods or passengers that can be carried by a vehicle, or the goods that a vehicle is carrying [↪ cargo]
payload of
The helicopter is designed to carry a payload of 2640 pounds.
2 [countable]PMW the amount of explosive that a missile can carry

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