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lockage

[lok-ij] /ˈlɒk ɪdʒ/
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
1670-1680
1670-80; lock1 + -age
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Examples from the web for lockage
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for lockage

lockage

/ˈlɒkɪdʒ/
noun
1.
a system of locks in a canal
2.
passage through a lock or the fee charged for such passage
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