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  1. the transportation of goods.
  2. the price for this.
  3. freight, cargo, or lading.
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Origin of freightage

First recorded in 1685–95; freight + -age
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Examples from the Web for freightage

Historical Examples

  • Commercially, however, distance is mainly a matter of freightage.

    British Socialism

    J. Ellis Barker

  • Nor are the freightage and postage moneys the only sources of profit.

  • Such a freightage of joys he had never taken with him on his road to town.

  • Of what is lighter, especially if it be light as wind, how much easier the freightage!

    The French Revolution

    Thomas Carlyle

  • In exchange for his goods he received furs; and the mules returned with their freightage of very rich treasure.

    Christopher Carson

    John S. C. Abbott

British Dictionary definitions for freightage


  1. the commercial conveyance of goods
  2. the goods so transported
  3. the price charged for such conveyance
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Word Origin and History for freightage


1690s, a hybrid word, from freight + -age.

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