- conveyance by dray.
- a charge made for it.
Origin of drayage
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Examples from the Web for drayage
This, known as 'drayage equalization,' was claimed by competitors to be in the nature of a rebate to secure business.
The other was so far from the heart of the city that the drayage expenses were an important item.
By this means much expense in the matter of drayage, handling and commissions is saved.
In the United States such service is charged in addition, either as drayage or express.
One, issued by a baker, represented "twenty-five cents in drayage or confectionary," at the option of the holder.The Secret Service.
Albert D. Richardson
- the act of transporting something a short distance by lorry or other vehicle
- the charge made for such a transport
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Word Origin and History for drayage
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