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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Definitions for tare

  1. The weight of the wrapping or container that holds an object.
  2. The weight of a container or wrapper that is deducted from the gross weight to obtain net weight.
  3. The weight of a vehicle without cargo, passengers, etc.

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Citations for tare
I got a nice electronic digital scale at a warehouse company. It measures in ounces and metric both at the touch of a button. It also has a button to subtract the tare of the bowl from the posted weight. , "Help! I melted my kitchen scale. Where can I find one like it?," Food Storage Kitchen, July 2010.
Mack said, "I figure when you buy beer, you're buying too much tare. Take 8 percent beer - why you're spending your dough for 92 percent water and color and hops and stuff like that. John Steinbeck, Cannery Row
Origin of tare
Tare ultimately comes from the Arabic verb taraha, "to reject."