- coastal navigation and trade, esp. between ports within a country
- air transport within a country
- the right to engage in cabotage, esp. as granted to foreign carriers
Origin of cabotageFrench from caboter, to sail along the coast from Middle French cabo, cape from Spanish from Classical Latin caput, head
- The transportation of passengers and goods within the same country.
- Law or policy protecting transporters of passengers and goods within a country from competition from foreign carriers.
Origin of cabotageFrench trade and navigation in coastal waters, especially those belonging to a single country from caboter to sail along a coast perhaps from Spanish cabo cape from Latin caput head ; see cape 2.