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lighterage

[lahy-ter-ij]
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noun
  1. the use of lighters in loading and unloading ships and in transporting goods for short distances.
  2. a fee paid for lighter service.
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Origin of lighterage

First recorded in 1475–85; lighter2 + -age
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Examples from the Web for lighterage

Historical Examples

  • Have they added a lot more lighters to their lighterage fleet?

    Cappy Ricks Retires

    Peter B. Kyne

  • This lighterage cost two dollars per ton, and had to be paid by the ship.

  • Lighterage costs $1.25 per short ton, or six cents per cental.

  • Some were "refund of terminal charges;" some were "lighterage demurrage;" some were allowances for damages.


British Dictionary definitions for lighterage

lighterage

noun
  1. the conveyance or loading and unloading of cargo by means of a lighter
  2. the charge for this service
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