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carrying charge

noun [C]
 
 
(also carrying cost) ACCOUNTING a charge added when you buy goods by making regular small payments for them until the full amount owed has been paid: If you pay off your credit card balance every month, you don't have to worry about carrying charges.
TRANSPORT an amount charged for transporting goods: The canals were forced to lower their coal carrying charges.
(Definition of carrying charge from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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