shipment noun

1 quantity of goods sent from one place to another

ADJ. arms, drug, oil, plutonium, weapons, etc.

VERB + SHIPMENT receive, send | escort An armed patrol boat will escort the shipment. | seize Customs officers have seized a large shipment of cocaine.

PREP. ~ of a shipment of arms

2 act of transporting goods

ADJ. illegal | bulk | onward taken to Aqaba in Jordan for onward shipment to Brazil | waste trying to ban toxic waste shipments

VERB + SHIPMENT await large quantities of food awaiting shipment to the worst affected areas | arrange, begin, make | ban, stop | resume

PREP. ~ from to arrange a shipment from India | ~ to illegal shipment of arms to the Third World