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waybill

[ wey-bil ]

noun

  1. a list of goods sent by a common carrier, as a railroad, with shipping directions.


waybill

/ ˈweɪˌbɪl /

noun

  1. a document attached to goods in transit specifying their nature, point of origin, and destination as well as the route to be taken and the rate to be charged


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Word History and Origins

Origin of waybill1

First recorded in 1785–95; way 1 + bill 1
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Example Sentences

That cotch cam' in safe eneuch; and it puzzled me quite to see yer name bookit in the waybill, an' ye no come.

And—if you'll stand the waybill, Mr. Sterzer—we'll have the best Pinkerton in Boston down here in three hours by special train.

There was the waybill, and there was the lady herself; put that and that together, and make what you could of it.

Coachman comes out with his waybill, and puffing a fat cigar which the sportsman has given him.

A paper resembling a waybill was made out by the agent of the line at the starting point.

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