Shipping note

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Ship´ping note

1.(Com.) A document used in shipping goods by sea. In the case of free goods the shipping notes are the receiving note, addressed by the shipper to the chief officer of the vessel, requesting him to receive on board specified goods, and a receipt for the mate to sign, on receiving whose signature it is called the mate's receipt, and is surrendered by the shipper for the bills of lading.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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