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.

Origin of stowage

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at stow, -age Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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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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