free on board

adverb or adjective

: without charge for delivery to and placing on board a carrier at a specified point

Word History

First Known Use

1668, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of free on board was in 1668

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“Free on board.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/free%20on%20board. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

free on board

adverb or adjective

: delivered without charge onto a means of transportation

Legal Definition

free on board

adverb or adjective

: without charge for delivery to and placing on board a carrier at a specified point

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