carriage car‧riage [ˈkærɪdʒ] noun [uncountable]
1. COMMERCE TRANSPORT when goods are moved by vehicle from one place to another; = FREIGHT:

• The receipts for carriage of timber have formed an important proportion of revenue.

2. the cost of moving goods from one place to another:

• Prices exclude carriage and VAT.

• There is a carriage fee of £68.

3. carriage forward written abbreviation carr fwd TRANSPORT used to show that the carriage of a delivery of goods will be paid for by their buyer:

• All goods are sold carriage forward.

4. carriage free TRANSPORT used to show that the seller will pay for the carriage of a delivery of goods
5. carriage inwards ACCOUNTING used on the debit side of a trading to show payments for the carriage on goods bought by a business. This amount is included as part of the cost of buying the goods
6. carriage outwards ACCOUNTING used on the debit side of the profit and loss account to show payments for carriage on goods sold by a business. This amount is included in the sale price of the goods
7. carriage paid home TRANSPORT used to show that the seller will pay the carriage on a delivery of goods as far as the address of the buyer

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carriage UK US /ˈkærɪdʒ/ noun [U] TRANSPORT
UK the act or process of transporting goods: »

If the carrier agrees to accept dangerous goods for carriage, such goods must be accompanied by a full declaration of their nature and contents.


It is essential that customers are aware of any conditions of carriage.

the cost of transporting goods: »

The carriage for non-perishable items is £3.95.


You can buy a whole side of salmon for €30, including carriage.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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