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[ship-er] /ˈʃɪp ər/
a person who ships goods or makes shipments.
Origin of shipper1
late Old English
before 1100; 1745-55 for current sense; late Old English scipere sailor (not recorded in ME); see ship1, -er1
Related forms
nonshipper, noun


[ship-er] /ˈʃɪp ər/
noun, Slang.
a person who discusses, writes about, or takes an interest in a romantic relationship between fictional characters, whether or not the romance actually exists in the original book, show, etc.:
Harry Potter/Hermione Granger shippers.
First recorded in 1995-2000; shortening of earlier relationshipper (in the same sense) Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The Memphis shipper gets his check for $4,840, and is out of the transaction.

  • From a successful trawler he had become a successful fish-packer and shipper.

    The Harbor of Doubt Frank Williams
  • The shipper must be the loser unless he can show that it was caused by the negligence of the carrier.

  • Very likely the shipper would say to the agent: "This is expensive; I wish you to take it as it is."

  • You would have to rely wholly on the honesty of the shipper.

    Commercial Law

    Samuel Williston, Richard D. Currier, and Richard W. Hill
  • It is first as an exporter of frozen meat, and second as a shipper of wool.

    Argentina W. A. Hirst
  • This shipper is the sort who gives the railroad tonnage in trainload lots.

    The Modern Railroad Edward Hungerford
  • You will note by Mr. Osborn's letter that he has been a shipper of mine for a long time.

  • The shipper might also demand a bill of lading conformable to his instructions.

  • By no means are all these decisions in favor of the shipper.

British Dictionary definitions for shipper


a person or company in the business of shipping freight
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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