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Definition of "shipping" []

  • The act or business of transporting goods. (noun)
  • The body of ships belonging to one port, industry, or country, often referred to in aggregate tonnage. (noun)
  • Passage or transport on a ship. (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 "shipping" in a sentence
  • "If you ar an experienced ebayer you will notice that if you buy a 99 cent item that the shipping is astronomical … SO, think carefully before considering ebay …."
  • "We have fine machinery and ships, and our shipping is a source of income, of foreign exchange."
  • "When Russia started mobilizing, Germany had to act or else she would have been wide open to invasion and defeat given the time delays and rail chokepoints involved in shipping millions of troops by rail and the supplies needed to sustain them."