the act or cost of carting.

Origin of cartage

Middle English word dating back to 1275–1325; see origin at cart, -age Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for cartage

Historical Examples of cartage

  • We had no railway to Donegal, fifteen miles away, and cartage was too expensive.

    Ireland as It Is

    Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)

  • In cities, for purposes of carriage and cartage, men are used instead of horses.

  • We met a party of peons conveying salt on the backs of oxen to Cartage.

    In New Granada

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • The crops were to a great extent cut, and some were in process of cartage in heavy waggons.

  • This is no cartage by a team hauling in the open, but a jerky removal, the work of invisible levers.

British Dictionary definitions for cartage



the process or cost of carting
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Word Origin and History for cartage

c.1300, from cart + -age.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper