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freightage

[frey-tij] /ˈfreɪ tɪdʒ/
noun
1.
the transportation of goods.
2.
the price for this.
3.
freight, cargo, or lading.
Origin of freightage
1685-1695
First recorded in 1685-95; freight + -age
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  • Commercially, however, distance is mainly a matter of freightage.

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    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.

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    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

freightage

/ˈfreɪtɪdʒ/
noun
1.
the commercial conveyance of goods
2.
the goods so transported
3.
the price charged for such conveyance
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Word Origin and History for freightage
n.

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

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