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.
The transport of goods or passengers between two points in the same country.
The right to engage in such transport.
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 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