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[wey-bil] /ˈweɪˌbɪl/
a list of goods sent by a common carrier, as a railroad, with shipping directions.
Origin of waybill
First recorded in 1785-95; way1 + bill1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • He vengefully marked the waybill of the parcel that had exploded.

    Space Platform Murray Leinster
  • Tell the claim agent there wont be salvage enough to fill a waybill.

  • That cotch cam' in safe eneuch; and it puzzled me quite to see yer name bookit in the waybill, an' ye no come.

  • “Yes, please,” cried Laura eagerly; and walking round, he stopped to read a waybill.

    By Birth a Lady George Manville Fenn
  • A paper resembling a waybill was made out by the agent of the line at the starting point.

  • And—if you'll stand the waybill, Mr. Sterzer—we'll have the best Pinkerton in Boston down here in three hours by special train.

    The Depot Master Joseph C. Lincoln
  • There was the waybill, and there was the lady herself; put that and that together, and make what you could of it.

  • Coachman comes out with his waybill, and puffing a fat cigar which the sportsman has given him.

    Tom Brown's Schooldays Thomas Hughes
British Dictionary definitions for waybill


a document attached to goods in transit specifying their nature, point of origin, and destination as well as the route to be taken and the rate to be charged
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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