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tret

[tret]
noun
  1. (formerly) an allowance for waste, after deduction for tare.
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Origin of tret

1490–1500; < Anglo-French, variant of trait act of drawing; see trait
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Examples from the Web for trets

Historical Examples

  • I should have liked to make a stay at Trets, and to explore this country.

    A Spring Walk in Provence

    Archibald Marshall

  • Trets is very old, and has the appearance of being uncared for.

    A Spring Walk in Provence

    Archibald Marshall


British Dictionary definitions for trets

tret

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

C15: from Old French trait pull, tilt of the scale; see trait
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Word Origin and History for trets

tret

c.1500, of unknown origin.

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