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[duhn-ij] /ˈdʌn ɪdʒ/
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.
Origin of dunnage
1615-25; earlier dynnage; compare Anglo-Latin dennagium dunnage; of obscure origin Unabridged
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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.
  • The dunnage was to be placed on the gears to support the fan casing.
British Dictionary definitions for dunnage


loose material used for packing cargo
Word Origin
C14: of uncertain origin
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