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free on board
adj. & adv. Abbr. FOB
Without charge to the purchaser for delivery on board or into a carrier at a specified point or location.
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free on board
(Commerce) (of a shipment of goods) delivered on board ship or other carrier without charge to the buyer. Abbreviation: FOB or f.o.b Compare free alongside ship
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. a watch pocket just below the waistline in trousers.
2. a short chain or ribbon, usu. with a medallion or similar ornament, attached to a watch and worn hanging from a pocket.
3. the medallion or ornament itself.
[1645–55; orig. uncertain; compare dial. German Fuppe pocket]
v.t. fobbed, fob•bing.
1. Archaic. to cheat; deceive.
2. fob off,
a. to induce someone to take (something inferior); palm off.
b. to put (someone) off by deception or trickery: She fobbed us off with phony excuses.
[1350–1400; Middle English; akin to German foppen to delude; compare fob1]
or f.o.b. or FOB or F.O.B.,
free on board: without charge to the buyer for goods placed on board a carrier at the point of shipment.
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