Definition of shipment noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈʃɪpmənt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃɪpmənt//
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  1. 1[uncountable] the process of sending goods from one place to another The goods are ready for shipment. the illegal shipment of arms shipment costs
  2. 2[countable] a load of goods that are sent from one place to another arms shipments a shipment of arms
  3. Extra examples Customers can track a shipment over the Web. Customs officers have seized a large shipment of cocaine. a contract to deliver large shipments of bananas illegal shipment of arms to the Third World large quantities of food awaiting shipment to the worst affected areas taken to Aqaba in Jordan for onward shipment to Brazil to arrange a shipment from India trying to ban toxic waste shipments An informant tipped off customs officers about a cocaine shipment. Dozens of valuable works of art disappeared during shipment to the US. Shipments of cars to Middle East markets have risen steadily. The illegal shipment of weapons continues to be a multimillion dollar industry. There is to be a new EU directive on shipments of hazardous waste. They are trying hard to locate the missing arms shipment.
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