haulage

[haw-lij]

noun

the act or labor of hauling.
the amount of force expended in hauling.
a charge made, especially by a railroad, for hauling equipment, commodities, etc.

Nearby words

  1. hauhau,
  2. haul,
  3. haul off,
  4. haul over the coals,
  5. haul up,
  6. haulageway,
  7. haulback,
  8. hauler,
  9. haulier,
  10. haulm

Origin of haulage

First recorded in 1820–30; haul + -age

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British Dictionary definitions for haulage

haulage

noun

the act or labour of hauling
a rate or charge levied for the transportation of goods, esp by rail
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Word Origin and History for haulage

haulage

n.

1826, from haul + -age.

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