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tret

[tret] /trɛt/
noun
1.
(formerly) an allowance for waste, after deduction for tare.
Origin of tret
1490-1500
1490-1500; < Anglo-French, variant of trait act of drawing; see trait
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  • "He tret the ainst, an' I tret ten times or mair," Geordie was vehemently affirming to a sympathetic street.

    St. Cuthbert's Robert E. Knowles
  • When it comes to a question of tare and tret, false sentiment must be excluded.

    Erema R. D. Blackmore
  • Multiplying the men by the seconds (5,000 x 30) you get approximately the amount of the wind, in wear and tare and tret.

  • She saved me—little knock-out—an' look 'ow I went an' tret 'er for it!

    The Crime Doctor Ernest William Hornung
  • Tare and tret, commercial terms, are deductions usually made from the gross weight of goods.

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia Edited by Rev. James Wood
British Dictionary definitions for tret

tret

/trɛt/
noun
1.
(commerce) (formerly) an allowance according to weight granted to purchasers for waste due to transportation. It was calculated after deduction for tare
Word Origin
C15: from Old French trait pull, tilt of the scale; see trait
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Word Origin and History for tret

c.1500, of unknown origin.

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