Synonyms for payload

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And I have only about twice the fuel supply you carry for a 100-ton payload.

All the wrecks nest there while waiting hopefully for a payload or a grubstake.

"We could have postponed recovering the payload and helped you," Scotty said reproachfully.

Once the initial shock had passed, the body became an object only, a thing, a payload he had to deliver.

But those landing rockets and Lieutenant Commander Brown constituted all its payload.

But his hand moved over his pad and he made an impatient go-on gesture with his head, swallowing some of his payload.

Once Merlin and company knew the payload had fallen into the cove, they would be diving for it themselves, under cover of guns.

WORD ORIGIN

also pay-load, 1917, from pay + load (n.). Originally the part of a truck's (later an aircraft's) load from which revenue is derived (passengers, cargo, mail); figurative sense of "bombs, etc. carried by a plane or missile" is from 1936.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PAYLOAD

air cargo

nounload in an aircraft
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