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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
1300-1350
Tare ultimately comes from the Arabic verb taraha, "to reject."