Definition of tret in English:

tret

noun

mass nounhistorical
  • An allowance of extra weight made to purchasers of certain goods to compensate for waste during transportation.

    • ‘The Tret was an allowance of 1/26th part of the whole weight of certain kinds of goods, which was granted to the purchaser free of charge to allow for waste.’
    • ‘So many basic techniques have been lost: rule 5 of Tare and Tret for example.’

Origin

Late 15th century: from an Old French variant of trait ‘draught’ (see trait).

Pronunciation

tret

/trɛt/