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portage

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noun por·tage \ˈpȯr-tij, 3 is also pȯr-ˈtäzh\

Definition of portage

  1. 1 :  the labor of carrying or transporting

  2. 2 archaic :  the cost of carrying :  porterage

  3. 3 a :  the carrying of boats or goods overland from one body of water to another or around an obstacle (as a rapids) b :  the route followed in making such a transfer



Origin of portage

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from porter to carry


First Known Use: 15th century


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portage

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verb por·tage \ˈpȯr-tij, pȯr-ˈtäzh\

Definition of portage

por·tagedpor·tag·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to carry over a portage

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to move gear over a portage



1836

First Known Use of portage

1836


Portage

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geographical name Por·tage \ˈpȯr-tij\

Definition of Portage

  1. 1 city NW Indiana E of Gary pop 36,828

  2. 2 city SW Michigan S of Kalamazoo pop 46,292





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