Lockage
Lockage Lock"age, n. 1. Materials for locks in a canal, or the works forming a lock or locks. [1913 Webster]

2. Toll paid for passing the locks of a canal. [1913 Webster]

3. Amount of elevation and descent made by the locks of a canal. [1913 Webster]

The entire lock will be about fifty feet. --De Witt Clinton. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • lockage — /lok ij/, n. 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. [1670 80; LOCK1 + AGE] * * * …   Universalium

  • lockage — lock·age || lÉ‘kɪdÊ’ / lÉ’k n. toll paid to pass through a water gate; passage through a water gate; construction of a water gate …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lockage — noun the construction or use of locks on waterways. ↘the amount of rise and fall of water levels resulting from the use of locks …   English new terms dictionary

  • lockage — lock·age …   English syllables

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  • lockage — /ˈlɒkɪdʒ/ (say lokij) noun 1. the construction, use, or operation of locks, as in a canal or stream. 2. passage through a lock or locks. 3. toll paid for such passage …   Australian English dictionary

  • lockage — n. 1 the amount of rise and fall effected by canal locks. 2 a toll for the use of a lock. 3 the construction or use of locks. 4 locks collectively; the aggregate of locks constructed …   Useful english dictionary

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