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Meaning of PORTAGE

Pronunciation:  'powrtij

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  carrying boats and supplies overland
  2. [n]  overland track between navigable waterways
  3. [n]  the cost of carrying or transporting

PORTAGE is a 7 letter word that starts with P.


 See Also: carry, cart track, cartroad, cost, track



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Port"age\ (?; 48), n. [From 2d {Port}.] (Naut.)
    (a) A sailor's wages when in port.
    (b) The amount of a sailor's wages for a voyage.
  2. \Port"age\, n. [3d {Port}.]
    A porthole. [Obs.] --Shak.
  3. \Por"tage\, n. [F., from porter to carry. See {Port} to
    1. The act of carrying or transporting.
    2. The price of carriage; porterage. --Bp. Fell.
    3. Capacity for carrying; tonnage. [Obs.] --Hakluyt.
    4. A carry between navigable waters. See 3d {Carry}.
  4. \Por"tage\, v. t. & i.
    To carry (goods, boats, etc.) overland between navigable
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