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bill of lading

a written receipt given by a carrier for goods accepted for transportation.
Abbreviation: b.l., B.L., b/l, B/L.
Origin of bill of lading
1590-1600 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for bill of lading
  • Each carries its own kind of header, known as a bill of lading, which identifies its contents and owner and directs its progress.
  • Once there was only one valid bill of lading, which was as valuable as the cargo itself.
  • The bill of lading is the contract between you and your mover.
  • Verify that the addressee is shown on the label and the number of cartons is shown on the bill of lading.
  • Requires that a copy of the bill of lading must accompany a shipment at all times while in the mover's possession.
  • The charge was supported by a bill of lading, a scale ticket, and two certified automated truck scale weight tickets.
  • The bill of lading is a contract between you and the mover and a receipt of your belongings.
  • Exclusive use of equipment, when requested and annotated on the bill of lading.
British Dictionary definitions for bill of lading

bill of lading

(in foreign trade) a document containing full particulars of goods shipped or for shipment Usual US and Canadian name waybill
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