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lighterage

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

First recorded in 1475–85; lighter2 + -age
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British Dictionary definitions for lighterage

lighterage
/ (ˈlaɪtərɪdʒ) /

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