Definition of lading in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈleɪdɪŋ/


[mass noun] archaic
1The action of loading a ship with cargo.
Example sentences
  • The fifth autumn was rich in golden cornstacks, rising in thick clusters among the distant hedgerows; the wharves and warehouses on the Floss were busy again, with echoes of eager voices, with hopeful lading and unlading.
  • Goods were winched down into their holds and when their lading was complete, tow galleys moved the ships into the harbor where they apparently set sail for whatever port they were bound for.
  • I also agree with the Arbitrators that delivery against the Bill of lading was not necessary
1.1 [count noun] A cargo.
Example sentences
  • It is used mainly for transportation of coal, iron and steel products and other lading not requiring protection from the weather.

Words that rhyme with lading

arcading, grading, shading, unfading, upbraiding

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: lad¦ing

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