Main definitions of shipper in English

: shipper1shipper2

shipper1

noun

  • A person or company that sends or transports goods by sea, land, or air.

    • ‘The company has made it a thousand times easier to track shipments, by having shippers fill out airbills online.’
    • ‘With the export trade expanding, shippers, bankers and insurance companies also jostled with each other on the trading floor.’
    • ‘The assorted US states now have tax treaties with each other that let them tell other states who received goods from a shipper an any state.’
    • ‘Both carriers and shippers are reaping real advantages in the form of multilane contracts.’
    • ‘With the labels, consumers don't necessarily have to travel to make the return; they can call a shipper for pick-up.’
    • ‘The insurance policy should be taken out in the name of the shipper and the should be endorsed in blank, except when stipulated to the contrary.’
    • ‘Its customers include national railways, leasing companies, private operators and shippers.’
    • ‘Return address labels, pre-paid postage and integrated tracking are becoming more commonly provided by shippers.’
    • ‘All import and export companies, shippers and shipping lines using Yantian port will benefit from the improvements.’
    • ‘The systems track the deluge of details associated with each freight load, including the shipper, the carrier, the goods, bills of lading, and the like.’
    • ‘They complete all procedural and documentation formalities involved in customs and port clearance on behalf of the shipper, and arrange for the warehousing of cargo before shipment.’
    • ‘Perishable and temperature sensitive goods will be transported provided that the shipper accepts that this is at its risk.’
    • ‘Heavy fines are imposed on airlines, shippers and trucking companies found to be carrying stowaways, whilst border controls have been stepped up.’
    • ‘Driving a single load between the UK and Italy may cost $1,100 - or it may cost $2,300, depending on whether the shipper or the carrier has the upper hand.’
    • ‘In order to beef it up and stabilise it on its voyage, the English shippers began to add brandy as a fortifying element.’
    • ‘Backup tapes of data are shipped daily and the shipping organizations have contracts with their shippers.’
    • ‘The traders and manufacturers, not to mention the shippers and retailers, argue that they have expenses as well.’
    • ‘The Atlanta-based shipper once developed a motor that could burn cheap corn oil.’
    • ‘Officials declined to give any specifics on the shipment, including the shipper of the weapons, the intended end-user and the make of the guns.’
    • ‘Cross-training became the norm: pickers also became packagers, and shippers checked accounts.’

Origin

Late Old English scipere sailor Current senses date from the mid 18th century.

Pronunciation:

shipper

/ˈSHipər/

Main definitions of shipper in English

: shipper1shipper2

shipper2

noun

informal
  • A person who supports or has a particular interest in a romantic pairing between two characters in a fictional series, often when such a relationship is not depicted in the series itself.

    ‘I'm not a Snape/Hermione shipper’
    ‘the relationship is bound to ruffle some shippers' feathers’
    • ‘I have to say, this was a hilariously evil thing for the writers to do to 100% of all the shippers.’
    • ‘He asked the crowd if there were any Jeff/Dean shippers in the audience.’
    • ‘We've also got an update on a certain New Girl couple that might enrage certain shippers.’
    • ‘But as you shippers are well aware, the road to a wedding is never smooth.’
    • ‘Keep an eye out for him in episode 11, and shout out your new shipper guesses in the comments below!’
    • ‘Derek and Meredith shippers will get a kick out of episode 13, where the episode will involve some trips down memory lane.’
    • ‘He's a total Nick and Jess shipper!’
    • ‘I don't necessarily identify as a Jack and Emily shipper, but they're the closest thing the series has to real honest love.’
    • ‘And no, Danny won't be going with her but there is still a silver lining for you fellow Mindy and Danny shippers.’
    • ‘Judging from the steamy season 6 promo, the relationship is bound to ruffle some shippers' feathers.’
    • ‘Jeff tells us he understands why fans want Stiles and Derek together, saying he realized he's a shipper himself.’
    • ‘Calm down, Castle and Beckett shippers, she takes a liking to Esposito.’

Origin

1990s: short for relationshipper, in same sense; originally with reference to writers of fan fiction concerning such relationships.

Pronunciation:

shipper

/ˈSHipər/