hat money
Primage Pri"mage (?; 48), n. [F.] (Com.) A charge in addition to the freight; originally, a gratuity to the captain for his particular care of the goods (sometimes called {hat money}), but now belonging to the owners or freighters of the vessel, unless by special agreement the whole or part is assigned to the captain. --Homans. [1913 Webster]

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