- an overprint that alters or restates the face value or denomination of a stamp to which it has been applied.
- a stamp bearing such an overprint.
verb (used with object), sur·charged, sur·charg·ing.
Words nearby surcharge
Origin of surcharge
OTHER WORDS FROM surchargesur·charg·er, nounun·sur·charged, adjective
Examples from the Web for surcharge
The company makes money by adding a 15 percent surcharge to the price of the meal.
The devil was predictably in the details, with a surcharge on the rich and a call to end the state and local tax deduction.RIP: Obama’s Grand Bargain With the GOP on Entitlements|John Avlon|March 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Independently of the variations in printing, there are two types of surcharge.Canada: Its Postage Stamps and Postal Stationery|Clifton Armstrong Howes
By a surcharge of ore, which deranges the action of the furnace, and produces impure cinder, containing uncombined iron.The American Quarterly Review|Various
Another Peruvian surcharge is the triangle with the word "Peru," and above it a character intended to represent the sun.
To "crown" a letter was to impress it with the stamp of the Crown, denoting that the surcharge had been made.The History of the Post Office|Herbert Joyce
Their income is mainly derived from the local rate, a surcharge of one-twelfth on the land revenue.The Panjab, North-West Frontier Province, and Kashmir|Sir James McCrone Douie