lockage

[lok-ij]
noun
1.
the construction, use, or operation of locks, as in a canal or stream.
2.
passage through a lock or locks.
3.
a toll paid for such passage.

Origin:
1670–80; lock1 + -age

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lockage (ˈlɒkɪdʒ)
 
n
1.  a system of locks in a canal
2.  passage through a lock or the fee charged for such passage

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They recognize the effects of adverse currents or wind on the boats during approach and lockage operations.
Minimum discharge for current water year due to fish lockage.
Minimum discharge not determined due to fish lockage.
Because they are small, the lockage times are increased more than double that you would expect for making two lockages.
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