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  1. an act or operation of stowing.
  2. the state or manner of being stowed.
  3. room or accommodation for stowing something.
  4. a place in which something is or may be stowed.
  5. something that is stowed or to be stowed.
  6. a charge for stowing something.
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Origin of stowage

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at stow, -age
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Examples from the Web for stowage

Historical Examples of stowage

  • Thirty feet by twelve, and an ell for cooking and an ell for stowage.

    Two Arrows

    William O. Stoddard

  • We have everything ready but the stowage of our clothing aboard.

  • After the engine was installed on board, the stowage of provisions began.

  • Sometimes, to stir them from their stowage, the vessel was fumigated.

  • Can it be that those concerns up there are meant for the stowage of boxes and hats?

    In Eastern Seas

    J. J. Smith

British Dictionary definitions for stowage


  1. space, room, or a charge for stowing goods
  2. the act or an instance of stowing or the state of being stowed
  3. something that is stowed
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