Origin of tentage

First recorded in 1595–1605; tent1 + -age
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Historical Examples of tentage

  • Behind them came a third, a big quartermaster's wagon, drawn by six mules and loaded with tentage and rations.

    Warrior Gap

    Charles King

  • We travelled light, with no tentage, and when it rained at night we curled up in our bedding under our slickers.

  • They toiled constantly until they had every wounded officer and man supplied with tentage, cots, blankets, and clean clothes.

  • There were no barracks in Port Tampa, and it was too late to go into camp even if we had our tentage with us, which we did not.

  • Tentage was required, pup tents for the front and large tents and flies at the camps.

British Dictionary definitions for tentage


  1. tents collectively
  2. a supply of tents or tenting equipment
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