Definition of cabotage in English:

cabotage

Syllabification: cab·o·tage
Pronunciation: /ˈkabəˌtäZH, -bətij
 
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noun

  • 1The right to operate sea, air, or other transport services within a particular territory.
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    • However, the big sticking point is what's known as cabotage - foreign carriers flying flights between two U.S. cities.
    • A clear majority felt that modified sixth freedom and tag-end cabotage would benefit travelers and airlines over time, with tag-end cabotage identified as more beneficial.
    • In my view, he has two options: go with cabotage, which is what the seafarers want; or go with a favourable tax regime like a tonnage tax, which the British have.
  • 1.1Restriction of the operation of sea, air, or other transport services within or into a particular country to that country’s own transport services.
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    • This state of affairs arises from a little known regulation called cabotage or the provision of commercial domestic air services within a country.
    • No, I do not support cabotage, because cabotage adds a cost to users of ships, and it makes them less competitive.

Origin

mid 19th century: from French, from caboter 'sail along a coast', perhaps from Spanish cabo 'cape, headland'.

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