ship·​per ˈshi-pər How to pronounce shipper (audio)
: one that sends goods by any form of conveyance

Examples of shipper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The truce Yemen’s parties struck in April 2022 is still intact, and the Houthis’ escalation is against international shippers, not other domestic groups. Noam Raydan, Foreign Affairs, 6 Feb. 2024 The government will also put on the witness stand a Floridian who was the shipper of the guns into Haiti. Shirsho Dasgupta, Miami Herald, 26 Jan. 2024 Asian shippers bound for local ports are delivering their cargoes unmolested, Jensen said. Evan Halper, Washington Post, 16 Jan. 2024 Customers have until December 22 with the shipper's Saturday delivery options. Megan Cerullo, CBS News, 5 Dec. 2023 The Panama Canal, the century-old engineering marvel that revolutionized global trade, is being squeezed shut by drought and forcing shippers worldwide to face a painful choice. Ruth Liao, Fortune, 4 Dec. 2023 Danish shipper Maersk said the U.S. Navy was accompanying its ships at the time. Democrat-Gazette Staff From Wire Reports,, 25 Jan. 2024 Rosen would know: Her organization is made up of insurance companies, federal, state and local law-enforcement agencies, security firms, shippers, truckers, railroad companies and manufacturers. Malia Wollan, New York Times, 23 Jan. 2024 The European Union plans to begin charging shippers for carbon emissions this year. IEEE Spectrum, 20 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1755, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of shipper was in 1755

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“Shipper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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ship·​per ˈship-ər How to pronounce shipper (audio)
: one who ships goods
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