- 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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- loose material used for packing cargo
Word Origin for dunnage
C14: of uncertain origin
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