Crimpage
Crimpage Crimp"age (-?j), n. The act or practice of crimping; money paid to a crimp for shipping or enlisting men. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • crimpage — crimp·age …   English syllables

  • crimpage — pij noun ( s) Etymology: crimp (V) + age archaic : money paid to a crimp for his services …   Useful english dictionary

  • buckle — I. n. 1. Clasp, brooch, broach. 2. Curl, crimp, crimpage. II. v. a. Fasten with a buckle. III. v. n. 1. Bend, bow, double up, curl, shrivel. 2. (Rare.) Struggle, contend, strive …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • crimp —   n. person luring or shanghaiing sailors aboard vessel; v.t. so to obtain sailors for ship.    ♦ crimpage, n. rate paid to crimp …   Dictionary of difficult words

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