- the act, process, amount, or degree of sinking.
- a surface sunk for decorative effect.
- the lowering of the first line of body text on a page from its usual position, as at the beginning of a chapter.
- the amount of such lowering.
Origin of sinkage
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Examples from the Web for sinkage
It was over, and all that could be noted was a sinkage in the ground where the ancient pit had been.Queen Sheba's Ring
H. Rider Haggard
A writer whose reminiscences have been recently published describes briefly the aspect of the place after the sinkage.A Book of the West. Volume I Devon
- rare the act of sinking or degree to which something sinks or has sunk
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