dockage

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dockage the act of securing an arriving vessel with ropes
    • n dockage 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"
    • n dockage a fee charged for a vessel to use a dock
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Dockage A charge for the use of a dock.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n dockage Curtailment; deduction, as of wages.
    • n dockage Provision for the docking of vessels; accommodation in a dock; the act of docking a vessel; the charge for the use of a dock: as, the port has ample dockage; dockage, so much (in an account).
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Dockage accommodation in docks for ships: dock-dues
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Old Dut. dokke; perh. from Low L. doga, a canal—Gr. dochē, a receptacle—dechesthai, to receive.

Usage

In literature:

So I wasn't gettin' ahead very fast untanglin' them dockage contracts, and before 11 o'clock I was yawning.
"Torchy and Vee" by Sewell Ford
But I presume there are other dockage facilities available.
"The House of Torchy" by Sewell Ford
It rose above the passenger, as he reached dockage, in a succession of hill terraces.
"Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror" by Richard Linthicum
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In news:

The Miami outfit specializes in powerboats longer than 45 feet — Sea Rays, Sunseekers, Azimuts, Lazzaras — and rental includes captain and crew, fuel, and dockage fees.
The wharf setting likewise makes dockage a snap, and by using the restaurant's complimentary boat valet service, I was able to hop right off my yacht and step to a perfectly set table.
BoatUS Members get discounts on fuel and transient dockage, repair service discounts, publications and more.
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