Blank Endorsement – law / banking / shipping

The signature or endorsement of a person or firm on any negotiable instrument (such as a check, draft or bill of lading), usually on the reverse of the document, without designating another person to whom the endorsement is made. The document therefore be¬comes bearer paper. In shipping, for example, the holder of a blank endorsed bill of lading can take possession of the merchandise – endorsement - bearer document

Blanket Rate - shipping

(a) A rate applicable from and/or to a group of points

(b) A special single rate applicable to different arti¬cles in a single shipment


The act of preventing commercial exchange with a coun¬try or port, usually during wartime, by physically prevent¬ing carriers from entering a specific port or nation - embargo

Blocking or Bracing – shipping

Wood or metal supports to keep shipments in place in or on containers

Blood Diamond

conflict diamond

Board Foot = FBM = BF = BD FT – measurement

A unit of measurement used for lumber

One board foot is 12 inches by 12 inches by 1 inch or one square foot of lumber one inch thick

Bogie = Bogey – trucking

An assembly of two or more axles, usually a pair in tandem, with one or two wheels attached to the end of each axle that swivel to help a truck or its trailer(s) turn on curvy roads.

Bogie = Bogey - rail transport

An assembly of two or more axles that swivel to help a rail car turn on curvy track


The currency of Venezuela - 1B = 100 centimos

Bond - general

An interest-bearing certificate of debt, usually is¬sued in series, by which the issuer obligates itself to pay the principal amount at a specified time and to pay interest periodically

Bond - banking

An instrument used as proof of a debt

Bond – finance

The obligation to answer for the debt of another person

Bond – insurance

A contract between a principal and a surety (insurance company or their agent) which is obtained to insure performance of an obligation (often imposed by law or regulation)

Bond - U.S. Customs

A bond required by the federal govern¬ment in connection with the payment of duties or to pro¬duce documentation. U.S. Customs entries must be accompanied by evidence that a surety bond is posted with Customs to cover any potential duties, taxes and penalties which may accrue. Bonds may be secured through a resi¬dent U.S. surety company, but may also be posted in the form of United States money or certain United States gov¬ernment obligations. In the event that a customs broker is employed for the purpose of making entry, the broker may permit the use of his or her bond to provide the required coverage = bond system = surety = in bond

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