Meaning of “bill of lading” in the English Dictionary

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"bill of lading" in Business English

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bill of ladingnoun [ C ]

uk us 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

(Definition of “bill of lading” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)