Definition of Drawback

1. Noun. The quality of being a hindrance. "He pointed out all the drawbacks to my plan"

Generic synonyms: Disadvantage
Specialized synonyms: Catch, Gimmick

Definition of Drawback

1. n. A loss of advantage, or deduction from profit, value, success, etc.; a discouragement or hindrance; objectionable feature.

Definition of Drawback

1. Noun. A disadvantage; something that detracts or takes away. ¹

2. Noun. A partial refund of an import fee, as when goods are re-exported from the country that collected the fee. ¹

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Definition of Drawback

1. a hindrance [n -S] - See also: hindrance

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Drawback

draw poker
draw raise
draw raises
draw rein
draw right
draw sheet
draw sheets
draw straws
draw stumps
draw the curtains
draw the line
draw the short straw
draw together
draw up
drawback (current term)

Literary usage of Drawback

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1. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1903)
"The Treasury Department allowed and paid the drawback on such manufactured oils as were shipped to foreign countries ami there re- landed, but refused to ..."

2. Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856: From Gales and by Thomas Hart Benton, United States Congress (1860)
"While cut off from the competition of foreigners by a duty of twelve cents per pound on imported refined sugars, the refiner exorbitantly demands a drawback ..."

3. Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by William B. Dana (1845)
"That any imported merchandise which has been entered, and the duties paid or secured according to law, for drawback, may be exported to Chihuahua, ..."

4. The History of Political Parties in the Province of New York, 1760-1776 by Carl Lotus Becker (1908)
"The drawback of 1830 Though the bill for free railway iron failed to pass, the movement which it represented obtained concessions two years later in the ..."

5. Tariff, Or Rates of Duties Payable on Goods, Wares, and Merchandise Imported by Elias Dayton Ogden, United States Dept. of the Treasury (1846)
"That any imported merchandise which has been entered, and the duties paid or secured according to law, for drawback, may be exported to the Briti h North ..."

6. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1899)
"That the imported materials used in the manufacture or production of articles entitled to drawback of customs duties when exported shall, in all eases where ..."

7. Burn's Justice of the Peace and Parish Officer: Containing the Cases by Thomas Chitty, Richard Burn (1845)
"iK'n not entitled to higher drawback than flint glass. No drawback on bottles unless pro- perl y manufactured. Penalty on fraudulently packing or shipping ..."

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