Payload - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈpeɪloʊd|  American pronunciation of the word payload
Brit.  |ˈpeɪləʊd|  British pronunciation of the word payload


- the front part of a guided missile or rocket or torpedo that carries the nuclear or explosive charge or the chemical or biological agents (syn: load, warhead)
- goods carried by a large vehicle (syn: cargo, consignment, freight, lading, load, loading, shipment)


The truck is carrying a payload of 2,580 pounds.

...the space shuttle can carry a maximum payload of approximately 50,000 pounds...

The helicopter is designed to carry a payload of 2640 pounds.

Word forms

singular: payload
plural: payloads
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