- 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 cape2.