[ tret ]
/ trɛt /


(formerly) an allowance for waste, after deduction for tare.

Origin of tret

1490–1500; < Anglo-French, variant of trait act of drawing; see trait Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for tret


/ (trɛt) /


commerce (formerly) an allowance according to weight granted to purchasers for waste due to transportation. It was calculated after deduction for tare

Word Origin for tret

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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