[ship-muh nt] /ˈʃɪp mənt/

an act or instance of freight or cargo.
a quantity of freight or cargo at one time.
something that is shipped.

the act of shipping cargo

1802, “act of shipping;” 1861, “that which is shipped;” see ship (v.) + -ment.


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