packing pack‧ing [ˈpækɪŋ] noun [uncountable] TRANSPORT
1. the process of wrapping goods or putting them in boxes, ready to be sent somewhere:

• Tetra Pak have ruled out any interest in packing or distributing non-foods.

2. packing note/​list/​slip a list of goods that have been packed and are ready to send:

• The packing list read `Parts for a Dairy Plant', but the contents were high-quality steel components more suited to weapons.

3. materials such as paper, card, plastic etc, used for packing things:

• Farmingdale, N.Y., the maker of paperboard packing

4. postage and packing postage

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packing UK US /ˈpækɪŋ/ noun [U]
COMMERCE, TRANSPORT the activity of wrapping goods or putting them into containers to be sold or sent somewhere: »

The company provides packing and despatching services.


They are getting the items ready for packing.


The price is inclusive of postage and packing.

the material used to wrap or hold goods for selling or sending somewhere: »

Visit our online store to buy cardboard packing and home removal boxes .

send sb packing — Cf. send sb packing

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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