Cabotage meaning

kăbə-täzh
Coastal navigation and trade, esp. between ports within a country.
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Air transport within a country.
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The right to engage in cabotage, esp. as granted to foreign carriers.
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The transport of goods or passengers between two points in the same country.
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The right to engage in such transport.
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The exclusive right of a country to control such transport.
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The transportation of passengers and goods within the same country.
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Law or policy protecting transporters of passengers and goods within a country from competition from foreign carriers.
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Origin of cabotage

  • French 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 cape2

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from French cabotage

    From Wiktionary