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[stoh-ij] /ˈstoʊ ɪdʒ/
an act or operation of stowing.
the state or manner of being stowed.
room or accommodation for stowing something.
a place in which something is or may be stowed.
something that is stowed or to be stowed.
a charge for stowing something.
Origin of stowage
1350-1400; Middle English; see stow, -age Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Historical Examples
  • The stowage was clumsily done, and the vessel consequently crank.

  • Thirty feet by twelve, and an ell for cooking and an ell for stowage.

    Two Arrows William O. Stoddard
  • He threw his cigarette away and went off to superintend the stowage of the cargo.

    Wyndham's Pal Harold Bindloss
  • Can it be that those concerns up there are meant for the stowage of boxes and hats?

    In Eastern Seas J. J. Smith
  • Then there is the pretty problem of the life-boat and the stowage of the same.

  • The Bonito was a large vessel, built for stowage rather than speed.

  • To turn up the flukes of an anchor to the gunwale for stowage, after being catted.

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth
  • So I ordered a practice launching of the boats and stowage of food and stores in them.

    South! Sir Ernest Shackleton
  • After the engine was installed on board, the stowage of provisions began.

  • Trunks are sadly in the way, and carpet bags or valises the best forms for stowage under seats or among feet.

British Dictionary definitions for stowage


space, room, or a charge for stowing goods
the act or an instance of stowing or the state of being stowed
something that is stowed
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