Definition of payload noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    payload

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈpeɪloʊd//
     
    (technology)
     
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  1. 1the passengers and goods on a ship or an aircraft for which payment is received
  2. 2 the goods that a vehicle, for example a truck, is carrying; the amount it is carrying
  3. 3the explosive power of a bomb or a missile
  4. 4the equipment carried by a spacecraft or satellite
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: payload