ersatz_read (ersatz_read) wrote in 1word1day,

Monday-ish word: cabotage

cabotage (['kab-uh-tij, kab-uh-'tahzh), noun
1. Navigation or trade along the coast.
2. The transport of goods or passengers between two places in the same country by a transport operator from another country.

The first definition is the original, referring only to shipping; in the modern world it also refers to other forms of transport, including aviation.

Wikipedia has examples.
Cabotage rules are rules related to one country trading in another - such rules are a topic of Brexit discussions.

Etymology:  French caboter, to sail coastwise
Tags: c, french, noun, wordsmith: ersatz_read

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