from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A document issued by a carrier to a shipper, listing and acknowledging receipt of goods for transport and specifying terms of delivery.
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- n. A document by which the master of a ship (or any other carrier) acknowledges receipt of goods for transport
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a written account of goods shipped by any person, signed by the agent of the owner of the vessel, or by its master, acknowledging the receipt of the goods, and promising to deliver them safe at the place directed, dangers of the sea excepted. It is usual for the master to sign two, three, or four copies of the bill; one of which he keeps in possession, one is kept by the shipper, and one is sent to the consignee of the goods.
- n. See under Bill.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a receipt given by the carrier to the shipper acknowledging receipt of the goods being shipped and specifying the terms of delivery
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