wharfage

[ hwawr-fij, wawr- ]
/ ˈʰwɔr fɪdʒ, ˈwɔr- /

noun

the use of a wharf: to charge higher rates for wharfage.
storage of goods at a wharf: conditions that make wharfage hazardous.
the charge or payment for the use of a wharf: to pay one's wharfage monthly.
wharves collectively, especially the number of wharves in a particular port.

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Origin of wharfage

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75; see origin at wharf, -age
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British Dictionary definitions for wharfage

wharfage
/ (ˈwɔːfɪdʒ) /

noun

accommodation for ships at wharves
a charge for use of a wharf
wharves collectively
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