poundage

1
[ poun-dij ]
/ ˈpaʊn dɪdʒ /

noun

a tax, commission, rate, etc., of so much per pound sterling or per pound weight.
weight in pounds.

Nearby words

  1. pound the pavement,
  2. pound, ezra loomis,
  3. pound, roscoe,
  4. pound-foot,
  5. pound-force,
  6. poundal,
  7. pounder,
  8. pounding,
  9. poupart's ligament,
  10. poupart's line

Origin of poundage

1
Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at pound2, -age

poundage

2
[ poun-dij ]
/ ˈpaʊn dɪdʒ /

noun

confinement within an enclosure or within certain limits.
the fee demanded to free animals from a pound.

Origin of poundage

2
First recorded in 1545–55; pound3 + -age

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British Dictionary definitions for poundage

poundage

1
/ (ˈpaʊndɪdʒ) /

noun

a tax, charge, or other payment of so much per pound of weight
a tax, charge, or other payment of so much per pound sterling
a weight expressed in pounds

noun

agriculture
  1. confinement of livestock within a pound
  2. the fee required for freeing a head of livestock from a pound
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Word Origin and History for poundage

poundage

n.

late 14c., "tax per pound;" 1903 as "weight;" from pound (n.1) + -age.

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