Meaning of “carrying charge” in the English Dictionary

"carrying charge" in British English

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carrying chargenoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /ˈkær.i.ɪŋ ˌtʃɑːdʒ/ us /ˈker.i.ɪŋ ˌtʃɑːrdʒ/ US

an extra charge added when you buy goods by making regular small payments for them until the full amount owed has been paid

(Definition of “carrying charge” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"carrying charge" in Business English

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carrying chargenoun [ C ]

uk us

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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