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[frey-tij] /ˈfreɪ tɪdʒ/
the transportation of goods.
the price for this.
freight, cargo, or lading.
Origin of freightage
1685-95; freight + -age Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • One Virginia firm received one hundred tons of freight a month, and paid $10,000 a month freightage.

    Roughing It Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • Such a freightage of joys he had never taken with him on his road to town.

  • Of what is lighter, especially if it be light as wind, how much easier the freightage!

    The French Revolution Thomas Carlyle
  • One man carries across it a freightage of ingots, another may fish there for herrings.

    The Caxtons, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • In exchange for his goods he received furs; and the mules returned with their freightage of very rich treasure.

    Christopher Carson John S. C. Abbott
  • Nay, as regards the freightage itself, the artist has kept himself within bounds.

    The Book of Christmas Thomas K. Hervey
  • Nor are the freightage and postage moneys the only sources of profit.

  • Here I can only indicate very briefly the course of the stream and its freightage.

  • Commercially, however, distance is mainly a matter of freightage.

    British Socialism J. Ellis Barker
  • Now it is proposed to keep at home the profits and freightage of this costly and heavy material in house construction.

    The Crest of the Continent Ernest Ingersoll
British Dictionary definitions for freightage


the commercial conveyance of goods
the goods so transported
the price charged for such conveyance
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for freightage

1690s, a hybrid word, from freight + -age.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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