bill of lading


noun

a written receipt given by a carrier for goods accepted for transportation. Abbreviation: b.l., B.L., b/l, B/L

Nearby words

  1. bill of exchange,
  2. bill of fare,
  3. bill of goods,
  4. bill of health,
  5. bill of indictment,
  6. bill of particulars,
  7. bill of quantities,
  8. bill of rights,
  9. bill of sale,
  10. billable

Origin of bill of lading

First recorded in 1590–1600

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British Dictionary definitions for bill of lading

bill of lading

noun

(in foreign trade) a document containing full particulars of goods shipped or for shipmentUsual US and Canadian name: waybill
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