baggage or personal effects.
loose material laid beneath or wedged among objects carried by ship or rail to prevent injury from chafing or moisture, or to provide ventilation.
verb (used with object), dunnaged, dunnaging.
to cover or pack with dunnage.

1615–25; earlier dynnage; compare Anglo-Latin dennagium dunnage; of obscure origin

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dunnage (ˈdʌnɪdʒ)
loose material used for packing cargo
[C14: of uncertain origin]

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Adequate support or dunnage beneath the grid deck panel shall be provided at
  the ends of the panel and at intermediate points.
The dunnage beam is no longer on the supporting concrete foundation wall.
Within the liner is cane fiberboard dunnage and a sheet of plywood to provide
  shock absorption for the pipe component.
Dunnage is material used to protect and support cargo in a ship's hold.
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