blockage

[blok-ij]
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Origin of blockage

First recorded in 1870–75; block + -age
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Historical Examples of blockage

  • On Sundays it is evident that the blockage of the streets is greater than ever.

  • We can give them their errorless, mechanical men—just as soon as we find ways of correcting the blockage of the feedback pulses!

    Human Error

    Raymond F. Jones

  • Lenny had no blockage whatever against receiving visual patterns and designs.

    The Foreign Hand Tie

    Gordon Randall Garrett


British Dictionary definitions for blockage

blockage

noun
  1. the act of blocking or state of being blocked
  2. an object causing an obstruction
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Word Origin and History for blockage
n.

1827, from block (v.) + -age.

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