free alongside ship

adverb, adjective

Nearby words

  1. fredric,
  2. fredrikstad,
  3. free,
  4. free agent,
  5. free air,
  6. free and accepted masons,
  7. free and clear,
  8. free and easy,
  9. free as a bird,
  10. free ascent

Origin of free alongside ship

First recorded in 1900–05

Also called free alongside vessel.


or f.a.s.


free alongside ship: without charge to the buyer for goods delivered alongside ship. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for free alongside ship

free alongside ship


(of a shipment of goods) delivered to the dock without charge to the buyer, but excluding the cost of loading onto the vesselAbbreviation: FAS, f.a.s Also: free alongside vessel Compare free on board
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