groundage

groundage

[groun-dij]
noun British.
a tax levied on ships that anchor in a port.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English grondage. See ground1, -age

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groundage (ˈɡraʊndɪdʒ)
 
n
(Brit) a fee levied on a vessel entering a port or anchored off a shore

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