lighterage
noun Date: 15th century 1. the loading, unloading, or transportation of goods by means of a lighter 2. a price paid for lightering

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  • Lighterage — Light er*age (l[imac]t [ e]r*[asl]j; 48), n. 1. The price paid for conveyance of goods on a lighter. [1913 Webster] 2. The act of unloading into a lighter, or of conveying by a lighter. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lighterage — [līt′ər ij] n. 1. the loading or unloading of a ship, or transportation of goods, by means of a lighter, or barge 2. the charge for this …   English World dictionary

  • lighterage — A small craft designed to transport cargo or personnel from ship to shore. Lighterage includes amphibians, landing craft, discharge lighters, causeways, and barges …   Military dictionary

  • lighterage — /luy teuhr ij/, n. 1. the use of lighters in loading and unloading ships and in transporting goods for short distances. 2. a fee paid for lighter service. [1475 85; LIGHTER2 + AGE] * * * …   Universalium

  • lighterage — light·er·age || laɪtÉ™rɪdÊ’ n. transporting of goods in a lighter (flat bottomed barge); cargo transported by lighter …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lighterage — noun the transference of cargo using a lighter …   English new terms dictionary

  • lighterage — noun (U) the service of moving goods on a lighter, or the charge made for this service …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • lighterage — light·er·age …   English syllables

  • lighterage — light•er•age [[t]ˈlaɪ tər ɪdʒ[/t]] n. 1) navig. the use of lighters in loading or unloading ships and in transporting goods for short distances 2) naut. navig. a fee paid for lighter service • Etymology: 1475–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • lighterage — /ˈlaɪtərɪdʒ/ (say luytuhrij) noun 1. the use of lighters. 2. a fee paid for lighter service. {lighter2 + age} …   Australian English dictionary

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