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lighterage

[lahy-ter-ij] /ˈlaɪ tər ɪdʒ/
noun
1.
the use of lighters in loading and unloading ships and in transporting goods for short distances.
2.
a fee paid for lighter service.
Origin
1475-1485
1475-85; lighter2 + -age
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Examples for lighterage
  • Small sloops are used for lighterage when necessary.
British Dictionary definitions for lighterage

lighterage

/ˈlaɪtərɪdʒ/
noun
1.
the conveyance or loading and unloading of cargo by means of a lighter
2.
the charge for this service
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