verb (used without object), por·taged, por·tag·ing.
verb (used with object), por·taged, por·tag·ing.
Origin of portage
Related Words for portagetravel, shipment, transport, passage, transit, shipping, transmission, distribution, consignment, tote, give, import, move, bear, transfer, remove, bring, haul, lift, hoist
Examples from the Web for portage
Historical Examples of portage
In 1847, he completed his light-house work by building the Portage River light-house.
From Warren he removed to Ravenna, in the adjoining county of Portage.
The day we passed over this portage was a most miserable one.
The next outcrop observed was on the portage from the Nascaupee River.
A railway across this portage was opened for traffic in 1876.Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)
William Delisle Hay
Word Origin for portage
early 15c., "action of carrying," said to be from Old French portage, Medieval Latin portaticum, though the meaning of these was "tax paid on entering a town," from Latin portare "to carry" (see port (n.1)). Sense of "carrying of boats from one navigable water to another" is from 1690s, reinforced in Canadian French.