Payload



[pey-lohd] /ˈpeɪˌloʊd/

noun
1.
the part of a cargo producing revenue or income, usually expressed in weight.
2.
the number of paying passengers, as on an airplane.
3.
Aerospace, Military.

/ˈpeɪˌləʊd/
noun
1.
that part of a cargo earning revenue
2.

3.
the explosive power of a warhead, bomb, etc, carried by a missile or aircraft: a missile carrying a 50-megaton payload
n.

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.

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