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  1. conveyance or transportation by a ferryboat.
  2. the fare charged for ferrying.
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Origin of ferriage

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at ferry, -age
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Examples from the Web for ferriage

Historical Examples of ferriage

  • His father, by accident, neglected to furnish him the money with which to pay his ferriage.

    Hidden Treasures

    Harry A. Lewis

  • The ferriage shall then be paid by the owners of the runaways.

    Fugitive Slaves

    Marion Gleason McDougall

  • When I was asked for the ferriage, I paid for two, and the ferryman asked where the other was.

    Vandemark's Folly

    Herbert Quick

  • Paid by spirits to Charon for ferriage over the Styx, according to legend.

  • The opportunity afforded by the ferriage was seized by me to write appealing letters to the Commandant at 1887.

British Dictionary definitions for ferriage


  1. transportation by ferry
  2. the fee charged for passage on a ferry
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