dunnage

[ duhn-ij ]
/ ˈdʌn ɪdʒ /

noun

baggage or personal effects.
loose material laid beneath or wedged among objects carried by ship or rail to prevent injury from chafing or moisture, or to provide ventilation.

verb (used with object), dun·naged, dun·nag·ing.

to cover or pack with dunnage.

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Origin of dunnage

1615–25; earlier dynnage; compare Anglo-Latin dennagium dunnage; of obscure origin

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British Dictionary definitions for dunnage

dunnage
/ (ˈdʌnɪdʒ) /

noun

loose material used for packing cargo

Word Origin for dunnage

C14: of uncertain origin
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