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English definition of “bill of lading”

bill of lading

noun [C]     (plural bills of lading) ( written abbreviation BOL, written abbreviation B/L)
COMMERCE, TRANSPORT a document that shows the details of the products that are being transported by a company : With the bill of lading, the carrier acknowledges that it has received the goods that are to be transported . The buyer must present the bill of lading in order that the goods can be released . an electronic bill of lading → See also claused bill of lading, clean bill of lading, combined transport bill of lading, container bill of lading, dirty bill of lading, foul bill of lading, ocean bill of lading, unclean bill of lading
(Definition of bill of lading noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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