tare

Definitions

Agriculture

  • noun the weight of a container or of the packaging in which goods are wrapped

Commerce

  • noun an allowance made for the weight of a container and packing which is deducted from the total weight, or an allowance made for the weight of a vehicle in calculating transport costs

Construction

  • The weight of a rail car, truck, or other conveyance when empty. The tare is deducted from the gross weight of the vehicle and its contents to determine the weight of the freight in figuring freight rates.
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