Definition of Dockage

1. Noun. A fee charged for a vessel to use a dock.

Exact synonyms: Docking Fee
Generic synonyms: Fee

2. Noun. Landing in a harbor next to a pier where ships are loaded and unloaded or repaired; may have gates to let water in or out. "The ship arrived at the dock more than a day late"
Exact synonyms: Dock, Docking Facility
Specialized synonyms: Dry Dock, Drydock, Graving Dock, Marina
Generic synonyms: Landing, Landing Place
Group relationships: Harbor, Harbour, Haven, Seaport
Derivative terms: Dock, Dock, Dock

3. Noun. The act of securing an arriving vessel with ropes.
Exact synonyms: Docking, Moorage, Tying Up
Generic synonyms: Arrival
Derivative terms: Dock, Dock, Moor

Definition of Dockage

1. n. A charge for the use of a dock.

Definition of Dockage

1. Noun. (nautical) The act of docking ¹

2. Noun. (nautical) A charge levied for docking ¹

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Definition of Dockage

1. a charge for the use of a dock [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dockage

dock worker
dockage (current term)
docketing software

Literary usage of Dockage

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1. Wharf Management, Stevedoring and Storage by Roy Samuel MacElwee, Thomas Rothwell Taylor (1921)
"At New York and Philadelphia the term "dockage" is rarely used. Although charges are made against the vessel at these ports, it is called "wharfage. ..."

2. Index of Economic Material in Documents of the States of the United States by Adelaide Rosalia Hasse (1908)
"Stmt. of rates of dockage, wharfage, and tolls for port of SF, established Dec. ... Comparison of dockage charges of NY with those of SF (Same 1882/4: 61-63 ..."

3. The Anthracite Coal Industry: A Study of the Economic Conditions and by Peter Roberts (1901)
"This does not prove, however, that these companies pay more for cutting coal than the others who practise the system of dockage. In all the Northern and in ..."

4. Principles of Ocean Transportation by Emory Richard Johnson, Grover Gerhardt Huebner (1918)
"... AND TERMINAL CHARGES omparative statement of port charges at New Orleans,. Galveston, Mobile, Philadelphia, New York, and San Francisco, 404. dockage ..."

5. Illustrated History of the Union Stockyards: A Sketch-book of Familiar Faces by W. Joseph Grand (1896)
"COMMISSION, PEED CHARGES, dockage, INSPECTION, ETC. COMMISSIONS. ... dockage.—Broken-ribbed and bruised cattle are docked $5 per head, dead hogs, ..."

6. The Encyclopædia of Pleading and Practice: Under the Codes and Practice Acts by William Mark McKinney, Thomas Johnson Michie (1901)
"It has been held that in an action for dockage and wharfage of a public port the defendant may show by way of recoupment that the port and wharves during ..."

7. The Codes of California as Amended and in Force at the Close of the Thirty by California, James Manford Kerr (1905)
"dockage not a duty on tonnage. 7. Power of board not to be delegated. 6. ... dockage AND WHARFAGE COLLECTIONS.—The provisions of 5 4 of act of March 30, ..."

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