(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 trets



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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