noun Date: 14th century 1. a. the provision or the use of a wharf b. the handling or stowing of goods on a wharf 2. the charge for the use of a wharf 3. the wharf accommodations of a place ; wharves

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  • Wharfage — Wharf age, n. [1913 Webster] 1. The fee or duty paid for the privilege of using a wharf for loading or unloading goods; pierage, collectively; quayage. [1913 Webster] 2. A wharf or wharfs, collectively; wharfing. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wharfage — [hwôr′fij, wôr′fij] n. 1. the use of a wharf for mooring, loading, or unloading a ship, or for storing goods 2. a fee charged for this 3. wharves collectively …   English World dictionary

  • wharfage — /hwawr fij, wawr /, n. 1. the use of a wharf: to charge higher rates for wharfage. 2. storage of goods at a wharf: conditions that make wharfage hazardous. 3. the charge or payment for the use of a wharf: to pay one s wharfage monthly. 4. wharves …   Universalium

  • wharfage — noun a) A dock; quay; or pier If the owner of goods deposited at a wharf sells them, and gives notice to the wharfinger of such sale, on tendering the wharfage then due, he is discharged from liability for future wharfage. b) A fee charged for… …   Wiktionary

  • wharfage — wharf·age || hwÉ”rfɪdÊ’ /wɔːf n. payment for use of wharf; use of a wharf …   English contemporary dictionary

  • wharfage — noun accommodation provided at a wharf for the loading, unloading, or storage of goods …   English new terms dictionary

  • wharfage — The charge made by a wharfinger for the use of a wharf for loading or unloading cargo onto or from a ship …   Big dictionary of business and management

  • wharfage — wharf·age …   English syllables

  • wharfage — wharf•age [[t]ˈ(h)wɔr fɪdʒ, ˈwɔr [/t]] n. 1) naut. navig. the use of a wharf 2) naut. navig. the charge or payment for the use of a wharf 3) naut. navig. wharves collectively, esp. the number of wharves in a particular port • Etymology: 1425–75 …   From formal English to slang

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