Dunnage
Dunnage Dun"nage, n. [Cf. {Dun} a mound.] (Naut.) Fagots, boughs, or loose materials of any kind, laid on the bottom of the hold for the cargo to rest upon to prevent injury by water, or stowed among casks and other cargo to prevent their motion. [1913 Webster]

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  • Dunnage — is a term with a variety or related meanings. Typically dunnage is inexpensive or waste material used to protect and load securing cargo during transportation. Dunnage also refers to material used to support loads and prop tools and materials up… …   Wikipedia

  • dunnage — [dun′ij] n. [ML dennagium < ?] 1. a loose packing of any bulky material put around cargo for protection 2. personal baggage or belongings …   English World dictionary

  • dunnage — /dun ij/, n., v., dunnaged, dunnaging. n. 1. baggage or personal effects. 2. loose material laid beneath or wedged among objects carried by ship or rail to prevent injury from chafing or moisture, or to provide ventilation. v.t. 3. to cover or… …   Universalium

  • dunnage — /ˈdʌnɪdʒ/ (say dunij) noun 1. baggage or personal effects: *four trackers who would carry out the detective work and carry the dunnage and perhaps their masters as well when swamps and creeks were to be crossed. –xavier herbert, 1938. 2. loose… …   Australian English dictionary

  • dunnage — Pieces of wood placed against the sides and bottom of the hold of a vessel, to preserve the cargo from the effect of leakage, according to its nature and quality. There is considerable resemblance between dunnage and ballast. The latter is used… …   Black's law dictionary

  • dunnage — Pieces of wood placed against the sides and bottom of the hold of a vessel, to preserve the cargo from the effect of leakage, according to its nature and quality. There is considerable resemblance between dunnage and ballast. The latter is used… …   Black's law dictionary

  • dunnage — noun a) Loose material used to fill spaces to prevent items from shifting during shipment. The robot cameras and software direct the robots to unload the 40 pound parts from pallets (called dunnage ) and place them on brackets fixed to a conveyor …   Wiktionary

  • dunnage — dun•nage [[t]ˈdʌn ɪdʒ[/t]] n. 1) baggage or personal effects 2) loose material laid beneath or wedged among objects carried by ship or rail to prevent injury from chafing or moisture or to provide ventilation • Etymology: 1615–25; earlier… …   From formal English to slang

  • dunnage — pagalbinė mediena statusas Aprobuotas sritis miškų ūkis apibrėžtis Neprekinė mediena, naudojama prekėms apsaugoti arba kaip atrama transportuojant. atitikmenys: angl. dunnage rus. крепёжная древесина pranc. bois de calage ryšiai: susijęs terminas …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • dunnage — noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 15th century 1. loose materials used to support and protect cargo in a ship s hold; also padding in a shipping container 2. baggage …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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