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

First recorded in 1820–30; haul + -age
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Historical Examples

  • Cement, including freight and haulage, cost $1.97 per barrel.

    Concrete Construction

    Halbert P. Gillette

  • The price of cotton did not matter much to the Colonel, nor the price of haulage.

    The Ghost Girl

    H. De Vere Stacpoole

  • But, notwithstanding this easy mode of working the traffic, the cost of haulage is 3d.

  • The roads were bad, the tolls heavy, and the haulage expensive.

  • But enough of haulage machines; I will now speak of ventilating machines.

    De Re Metallica

    Georgius Agricola

British Dictionary definitions for haulage


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


1826, from haul + -age.

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