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metage

[mee-tij]
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noun
  1. the official measurement of contents or weight.
  2. the charge for such measurement.
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Origin of metage

First recorded in 1520–30; mete1 + -age
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Examples from the Web for metage

Historical Examples

  • They have stands free of expense, and pay less for metage and dues than others.

    Picturesque Sketches of London, Past and Present

    Thomas Miller


British Dictionary definitions for metage

metage

noun
  1. the official measuring of weight or contents
  2. a charge for this
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Word Origin

C16: from mete 1
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