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  1. a charge for the use of a dock.
  2. docking accommodations.
  3. the act of docking a ship.

Origin of dockage1

First recorded in 1700–10; dock1 + -age


  1. a curtailment; deduction, as from wages.
  2. waste material in wheat and other grains that is easily removed.

Origin of dockage2

First recorded in 1885–90; dock2 + -age
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Examples from the Web for dockage

Historical Examples

  • But have you figured all the expenses—bar pilotage—river pilotage, dockage and everything?

    The Yazoo Mystery

    Irving Craddock

  • So I wasn't gettin' ahead very fast untanglin' them dockage contracts, and before 11 o'clock I was yawning.

    Torchy and Vee

    Sewell Ford

British Dictionary definitions for dockage


  1. a charge levied upon a vessel for using a dock
  2. facilities for docking vessels
  3. the practice of docking vessels


  1. a deduction, as from a price or wages
  2. agriculture the seeds of weeds and other waste material in commercial seeds, removable by normal cleaning methods
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