- cabotage [kab′ə tij, kab′ətäzh΄]n.[Fr < caboter, to sail along the coast < MFr cabo, cape < Sp < L caput, HEAD]1. coastal navigation and trade, esp. between ports within a country2. air transport within a country3. the right to engage in cabotage, esp. as granted to foreign carriers
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.