Word forms: payloads
1. variable noun The payload of an aircraft or spacecraft is the amount or weight of things or people that it is carrying. [technical] ⇒ With these very large passenger payloads one question looms above all others–safety. 2. variable noun The payload of a missile or similar weapon is the quantity of explosives it contains. [military] ⇒ ...a gun capable of delivering substantial payloads.
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