The term deadweight
may refer to:
- The economics concept deadweight loss.
- Deadweight tonnage is an expression of a ship's carrying capacity, including the weight of the crew, passengers, cargo, fuel, ballast, drinking water, and stores.
- Deadweight (song), a song by Beck from the A Life Less Ordinary Soundtrack
- The extra weight on a machine part that lowers its performance when not in use. For example, the main engine on a rocket becomes dead weight when the propellant is used up. For this reason, multi-stages rockets eject engines after they have been utilised to reduce the dead weight. However, the later stages of the rocket are initially deadweight in the early stages of launch.
- Deadweight (U.S. band), the alternative hard rock trio consisting of electric violin, electric cello and drum kit from San Francisco Bay Area, California
- The death metal band from Stourbridge, UK
- The supposed weight gain of a body after death.
- The meaning of a deep unrelieved burden.