- the work of a porter or carrier.
- the charge for such work.
Origin of porterage
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Examples from the Web for porterage
He then left them, and went alone into the forest to find Maroons for the porterage.On the Spanish Main
Between the provision tax, porterage and paddlers, I believe that the people of Bompona have got very little time to themselves.The Crime of the Congo
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The expense involved is very considerable: there is the expense of porterage, which varies from 3d.
The lute or regal, however, sometimes took its place, for convenience of porterage.Bach
Charles Francis Abdy Williams
Soon my two light carpet-bags, which I was not allowed to carry, came up with a fresh demand for porterage.Glances at Europe
- the work of carrying supplies, goods, etc, done by porters
- the charge made for this
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