Kanban – The Japanese word referring to the manufacturing control system in which suppliers deliver needed parts just in time to the assembly line for use.
KD Flat – An article taken apart, folded, or telescoped to reduce its bulk at least 66-2/3% below its assembled size.
KDCL – Knocked Down in Carload Lots.
KDLCL – Knocked Down in Less than Carload Lots.
Knocked Down (KD) – An article taken apart, folded, or telescoped in such a manner as to reduce its bulk at least 33-l/3% below its assembled bulk.
Knot, Nautical – The unit of speed equivalent to one nautical mile: 6,080.20 feet per hour or 1.85 kilometers per hour.