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Definition of "cash-and-carry" [cash-and-carry]

  • Sold for cash, usually without delivery service. (adjective)
  • The policy of selling cash-and-carry goods. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cash-and-carry" in a sentence
  • "India currently allows 100% foreign ownership in cash-and-carry stores that supply to small retailers, restaurants, hotels and other business outlets, but restricts foreign investment in single-brand retail to 51%."
  • "They are however allowed to bring in 100% foreign direct investment in the cash-and-carry business, which means they can independently run wholesale stores that supply to small stores, restaurants, hotels and other business outlets."
  • "The city's oldest cash-and-carry ice, dry ice, soda and beer house was established by his grandfather in 1935, when trucks delivered blocks of ice to homes to put in ice boxes."