- 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.
- to cover or pack with dunnage.
Origin of dunnage
1615–25; earlier dynnage; compare Anglo-Latin dennagium dunnage; of obscure origin
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Examples from the Web for dunnage
The ledge was just large enough for the two of them, with what remained of their dunnage.Still Jim
Honor Willsie Morrow
You will find two or three lumber gauges in the dunnage in the rear boat.The Boy Scouts on the Yukon
They could have submitted to close stowage had the dunnage been decent.
Bring your dunnage into the first mate's room and take his place.The Grain Ship
You come out o' there, take your horse and your dunnage, and git.Desert Conquest
A. M. Chisholm
- loose material used for packing cargo
C14: of uncertain origin
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