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  1. the construction, use, or operation of locks, as in a canal or stream.
  2. passage through a lock or locks.
  3. a toll paid for such passage.
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Origin of lockage

First recorded in 1670–80; lock1 + -age
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Examples from the Web for lockage

Historical Examples

  • It can only pretend to save five minutes in a lockage, if, in fact, it will save any time.

    Letters and Literary Memorials of Samuel J. Tilden, v. 2

    Samuel J. Tilden

  • A lockage fee of twenty-five cents for our boat the lock-master told us would be collected at Chambly Basin.

    Voyage of the Paper Canoe

    Nathaniel H. Bishop

British Dictionary definitions for lockage


  1. a system of locks in a canal
  2. passage through a lock or the fee charged for such passage
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