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free on board

adverb, adjective
  1. f.o.b.
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Origin of free on board

First recorded in 1920–25


or F.O.B.

  1. free on board: without charge to the buyer for goods placed on board a carrier at the point of shipment: automobiles shipped f.o.b. Detroit.
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Historical Examples of free on board

  • If Free-on-Board is a professional grain gambler, hit him on the head.

    Letters of Peregrine Pickle

    George P. Upton

British Dictionary definitions for free on board



abbreviation for
  1. free on board
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free on board

  1. (of a shipment of goods) delivered on board ship or other carrier without charge to the buyerAbbreviation: FOB, f.o.b. Compare free alongside ship
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