- (formerly) an allowance for waste, after deduction for tare.
Origin of tret
1490–1500; < Anglo-French, variant of trait act of drawing; see trait
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Examples from the Web for tret
When it comes to a question of tare and tret, false sentiment must be excluded.Erema
R. D. Blackmore
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
Multiplying the men by the seconds (5,000 x 30) you get approximately the amount of the wind, in wear and tare and tret.
"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
- commerce (formerly) an allowance according to weight granted to purchasers for waste due to transportation. It was calculated after deduction for tare
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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