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haulage

[haw-lij] /ˈhɔ lɪdʒ/
noun
1.
the act or labor of hauling.
2.
the amount of force expended in hauling.
3.
a charge made, especially by a railroad, for hauling equipment, commodities, etc.
Origin of haulage
1820-1830
First recorded in 1820-30; haul + -age
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Examples from the Web for haulage
Historical Examples
  • Cement, including freight and haulage, cost $1.97 per barrel.

    Concrete Construction Halbert P. Gillette
  • The price of cotton did not matter much to the Colonel, nor the price of haulage.

    The Ghost Girl H. De Vere Stacpoole
  • But, notwithstanding this easy mode of working the traffic, the cost of haulage is 3d.

    Minimum Gauge Railways Arthur Heywood
  • The roads were bad, the tolls heavy, and the haulage expensive.

  • But enough of haulage machines; I will now speak of ventilating machines.

    De Re Metallica Georgius Agricola
  • It is only fair to say that the Boers themselves were masters of the art of haulage.

    Sir John French Cecil Chisholm
  • Both these surveyors, as well as the others, in the first place make use of the haulage rope.

    De Re Metallica Georgius Agricola
  • Through an adjacent doorway streams the cheerful glow of the engine-room, from which the haulage of the trucks is controlled.

    A Safety Match

    Ian Hay
  • In the familiar clang of the locomotive bell, and the movement of railroad wagons which were engaged in haulage for Leaping Horse.

    The Triumph of John Kars

    Ridgwell Cullum
  • I'm looking for cheap timber, good snow for haulage, water-power to mill the lumber into paper-pulp, and a road to market.

    A Man in the Open Roger Pocock
British Dictionary definitions for haulage

haulage

/ˈhɔːlɪdʒ/
noun
1.
the act or labour of hauling
2.
a rate or charge levied for the transportation of goods, esp by rail
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Word Origin and History for haulage
n.

1826, from haul + -age.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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