carload rate
noun Date: 1906 a rate for large shipments lower than that quoted for less-than-carload lots of the same class

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  • carload rate — ☆ carload rate n. a special low rate for shipment by carloads * * * …   Universalium

  • carload rate — ☆ carload rate n. a special low rate for shipment by carloads …   English World dictionary

  • carload rate — noun : a rate per hundred pounds or per ton for large shipments lower than that quoted for less than carload lots of the same class …   Useful english dictionary

  • carload — /kahr lohd /, n. 1. the amount carried by a car, esp. a freight car. 2. the legal minimum weight entitling a railroad shipper to a rate (carload rate) lower than that charged for less than this weight. [1850 55, Amer.; CAR1 + LOAD] * * * …   Universalium

  • carload — car•load [[t]ˈkɑrˌloʊd[/t]] n. 1) rai the amount carried by a car, esp. a freight car 2) rai the minimum weight required to ship a load by rail at a discount rate(car′load rate ) • Etymology: 1850–55, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • carload — n. 1 a quantity that can be carried in a car. 2 US the minimum quantity of goods for which a lower rate is charged for transport …   Useful english dictionary

  • less-than-carload — adjective : insufficient in weight to fill a freight car and therefore not qualifying for a carload rate abbr. LCL …   Useful english dictionary

  • Less than container load — (LCL) is a shipment that is not large enough to fill a standard cargo container.Less Than Carload or Less Than Container Load is a quantity of cargo less than that required for the application of a carload rate. A quantity of cargo less than that …   Wikipedia

  • carlot — I. noun ( s) Etymology: diminutive of carl (I) obsolete : churl, boor II. ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • forwarder — A lawyer who sends an item of business accepted from a client to another lawyer, usually a lawyer at a distance, who, by reason of jurisdictional considerations or of proximity to a party or the subject matter of the business, can handle it more… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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