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Term

Description

Kilogram

1000 grams or 2.2046 pounds.

King Pin

A coupling pin cantered on the front underside of a chassis, couplesto the tractor.

KnockedDown (KD)

Articles which are taken apart to reduce the cubic footagedisplaced or to make a better shipping unit and are to be re assembled

Knot

One nautical mile (6076 feet or 1852 meters) per hour. In thedays of sail speed was measured by tossing overboard a log which was secured bya line. Knots were tied into the line at intervals of approximately six feet.The number of knots measured was then compared against time required to travelthe distance of 1000 knots in the line.

KnownLoss

A loss discovered before or at the time of delivery of ashipment.

L/C

Letter of Credit.