[ 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
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British Dictionary definitions for trets
/ (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 trets
c.1500, of unknown origin.
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