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[frey-tij] /ˈfreɪ tɪdʒ/
the transportation of goods.
the price for this.
freight, cargo, or lading.
Origin of freightage
First recorded in 1685-95; freight + -age Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for freightage
Historical Examples
  • Commercially, however, distance is mainly a matter of freightage.

    British Socialism

    J. Ellis Barker
  • Nor are the freightage and postage moneys the only sources of profit.

  • 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
  • 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
  • One man carries across it a freightage of ingots, another may fish there for herrings.

    The Caxtons, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • 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
  • The large sail which had formed the tent cover was spread over the whole of the freightage and nailed down.

    The Kangaroo Hunters

    Anne Bowman
  • The high prices charged for trifles were eloquent of high freights and bewildering distances of freightage.

    Roughing It Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • One Virginia firm received one hundred tons of freight a month, and paid $10,000 a month freightage.

    Roughing It Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
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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