ship·​per | \ ˈshi-pər \

Definition of shipper

: one that sends goods by any form of conveyance

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The debate over taking down the lower Snake River dams has festered for more than 20 years, amid opposition from irrigators, dryland wheat farmers, shippers and utilities wedded to the status quo. Lynda V. Mapes, The Seattle Times, "Will we now commit to saving the Northwest’s orcas? A task force meets Tuesday," 7 Aug. 2018 But as those changes take place, shippers have questioned the fees, which some view as a way to make money rather than improve service. Paul Ziobro, WSJ, "Regulator Examines Railroads for Hitting Customers With Late Fees," 1 Jan. 2019 Of course, online shippers totally went bananas after seeing the sweet moment. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'Dancing With the Stars' Fans Go Nuts After Seeing Alexis Ren and Alan Bersten's Steamy Kiss," 6 Nov. 2018 Dancing With the Stars fans and relationship shippers of Alexis Ren and Alan Bersten are not going to like what Alan and fellow pro dancer Witney Carson said about the pair. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'Dancing With the Stars' Pro Hints That Alexis Ren and Alan Bersten Won’t Last," 5 Dec. 2018 The two carriers would likely offset higher costs by passing them on to large shippers, including retailers such as Target Corp. and Walmart Inc. Paul Ziobro, WSJ, "Postal Service Review Proposes Sweeping Changes Likely to Hit Amazon," 4 Dec. 2018 And as if all of that drama wasn't enough to make shippers go crazy, the pair spoke to ET about the romance rumors after the episode. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'Dancing With the Stars' Fans Nearly Lost It Over Alexis Ren and Alan Bersten Last Night," 23 Oct. 2018 Analysts said some shippers might move up shipments to beat deadlines for new tariffs. David Koenig, The Seattle Times, "FedEx profit jumps 40 percent on strong shipping demand," 17 Sep. 2018 This milestone marks progress on two fronts: the technical workings of Uber’s self-driving trucks and the ramp up of Uber Freight, a tool developed by the company to connect trucking companies and their drivers directly with shippers. Kirsten Korosec, Fortune, "Uber's Self-Driving Trucks Are Shuttling Customer Loads In Arizona," 6 Mar. 2018

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1755, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of shipper

: a person or company that ships goods or products

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