Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A tag or label to be attached to each article of a traveler's baggage, indicating its destination, and also usually the point of departure and the company which issues it.

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Examples

  • Meanwhile, other airlines are posting losses, jacking up airfares and resorting to hefty baggage-check surcharges in an effort to cover escalating fuel costs.

    Why Rivals Don't Copy

  • An entire cottage industry has emerged for products that help people evade the baggage-check fees, according to Kate Hanni, director of

    NYT > Home Page

  • Airports were judged on six factors: accessibility, the check-in and baggage-check process, baggage claim, terminal facilities, security check, and food and retail services.

    Firstcoastnews.com Local News

  • He and Detective Tim Duggan had an argument in the baggage-check area during a disagreement over improperly packed liquids in Logan's baggage.

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  • And by shipping your luggage, you also skip the baggage-check lines at the airport.

    The News Tribune Blogs

  • In addition, customers can elect to bypass baggage-check screens if they are not checking bags, trimming the transaction to as little as one click -- from start to finish.

    News

  • The subjects discussed, as I have since learned from Mr. Otis, were merely such as form the ordinary conversation of cultured Americans of the better class, such as the immense superiority of Miss Fanny Devonport over Sarah Bernhardt as an actress; the difficulty of obtaining green corn, buckwheat cakes, and hominy, even in the best English houses; the importance of Boston in the development of the world-soul; the advantages of the baggage-check system in railway traveling; and the sweetness of the New York accent as compared to the

    Humorous Ghost Stories

  • The subjects discussed, as I have since learned from Mr. Otis, were merely such as form the ordinary conversation of cultured Americans of the better class, such as the immense superiority of Miss Fanny Devonport over Sarah Bernhardt as an actress; the difficulty of obtaining green corn, buckwheat cakes, and hominy, even in the best English houses; the importance of Boston in the development of the world-soul; the advantages of the baggage-check system in railway travelling; and the sweetness of the New York accent as compared to the

    The Canterville Ghost

  • a necktie in a trunk, to read a book he had marked, to see his handwriting -- perhaps just the address on an old baggage-check -- Oh, one can sound so much braver than one feels!

    An American Idyll The Life of Carleton H. Parker

  • You have the cheek of a nice, fresh, new baggage-check, Balcomb. "

    The Wit and Humor of America, Volume VII. (of X.)

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