Breakage Break"age, n. 1. The act of breaking; a break; a breaking; also, articles broken. [1913 Webster]

2. An allowance or compensation for things broken accidentally, as in transportation or use. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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