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dockage

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[ dok-ij ]
/ ˈdɒk ɪdʒ /
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noun
a charge for the use of a dock.
docking accommodations.
the act of docking a ship.
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Origin of dockage

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First recorded in 1700–10; dock1 + -age

Other definitions for dockage (2 of 2)

dockage2
[ dok-ij ]
/ ˈdɒk ɪdʒ /

noun
a curtailment; deduction, as from wages.
waste material in wheat and other grains that is easily removed.

Origin of dockage

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First recorded in 1885–90; dock2 + -age
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How to use dockage in a sentence

  • So I wasn't gettin' ahead very fast untanglin' them dockage contracts, and before 11 o'clock I was yawning.

    Torchy and Vee|Sewell Ford
  • It rose above the passenger, as he reached dockage, in a succession of hill terraces.

  • But have you figured all the expenses—bar pilotage—river pilotage, dockage and everything?

    The Yazoo Mystery|Irving Craddock

British Dictionary definitions for dockage (1 of 2)

dockage1
/ (ˈdɒkɪdʒ) /

noun
a charge levied upon a vessel for using a dock
facilities for docking vessels
the practice of docking vessels

British Dictionary definitions for dockage (2 of 2)

dockage2
/ (ˈdɒkɪdʒ) /

noun
a deduction, as from a price or wages
agriculture the seeds of weeds and other waste material in commercial seeds, removable by normal cleaning methods
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