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: passage on a ship
: the body of ships in one place or belonging to one port or country
: the act or business of one that ships
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14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a
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shipping and handling
shipping and handling
30 Aug 2018
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: the act or business of sending goods to people, stores, etc.
: a group of ships
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: the act or business of a person who ships goods
: a group of ships in one place or belonging to one port or country
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