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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Tare and Tret
Commercial terms, are deductions usually made from the gross weight of goods. Tare is the weight of the case or covering, box, or such-like, containing the goods; deducting this the net weight is left. Tret is a further allowance (not now so commonly deducted) made at the rate of 4 lb. for every 104 lb. for waste through dust, sand, etc.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Tare and Tret'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/t/tare-and-tret.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.