Wednesday, November 10, 2010
ullage noun [UHL-ij] The amount by which the contents fall short of filling a container, as a cask or bottle.
Definitions for ullage
- The amount by which the contents fall short of filling a container, as a cask or bottle.
- The quantity of wine, liquor, or the like, remaining in a container that has lost part of its contents by evaporation, leakage, or use.
- In rocketry, the volume of a loaded tank of liquid propellant in excess of the volume of the propellant; the space provided for thermal expansion of the propellant and the accumulation of gases evolved from it.
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Citations for ullage
But the whisky, of which they had drunk a considerable quantity judging by the ullage in the bottle that stood between them on the cabin table, had loosened Wyatt's tongue and exposed his innermost preoccupations.
Men, like himself, sapped skeletal by ill-health, the ullage of all that was vital.