way·​bill ˈwā-ˌbil How to pronounce waybill (audio)
: a document prepared by the carrier of a shipment of goods that contains details of the shipment, route, and charges

Examples of waybill in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The man carried a waybill — a document usually issued by a carrier with details about a shipment — that gave him access to the warehouse, the police said. Ian Austen, New York Times, 17 Apr. 2024 On December 10th, the taxidermist told Susan that, once the hunting trophies arrived in Johannesburg, an agent would generate a new air waybill to attach to the shipment and enter the taxidermist’s name on it as the consignee, instead of the LaPierres’. Mike Spies, The New Yorker, 29 July 2021 Another air waybill from a few days later, November 13, has the same shipper and consignee. CNN, 6 Oct. 2021 Cargo manifest or air waybill issued by the airline. Javier Arce, azcentral, 21 Apr. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1821, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of waybill was in 1821

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“Waybill.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/waybill. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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