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shipment

[ship-muh nt] /ˈʃɪp mənt/
noun
1.
an act or instance of shipping freight or cargo.
2.
a quantity of freight or cargo shipped at one time.
3.
something that is shipped.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800; ship + -ment
Related forms
misshipment, noun
overshipment, noun
preshipment, noun
supershipment, noun
Synonyms
3. consignment. See freight.
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Examples for shipment
  • Sometimes the wagons are sent for provisions, and the beef-steers are at stated times driven off for shipment.
  • In fact the amount that could be stored was exactly what could be sent in one shipment.
  • Both fruits are generally sprayed with pesticides to prevent insect infestation and usually washed before shipment.
  • Helium is used to maintain pressure in the fuel tanks when the vehicles are prepared for overseas air or sea shipment.
  • The corn kernels will then be further dried in a special drying bin before being stored for shipment to the grain buyers.
  • Years ago, a shipment of rubber ducks was lost at sea.
  • When the shipment finally arrived, no one was buying.
  • One day four years ago, a new shipment arrived-a box full of fish, each in a plastic baggie of water.
  • shipment was delayed for six months while the cores were repaired.
  • No one has ever died, been harmed, or had to be evacuated due to a radioactive material shipment.
British Dictionary definitions for shipment

shipment

/ˈʃɪpmənt/
noun
1.
  1. goods shipped together as part of the same lot a shipment of grain
  2. (as modifier) a shipment schedule
2.
the act of shipping cargo
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