portage


1por·tage

noun \ˈpr-tij, 3 is also pr-ˈtäzh\

Definition of PORTAGE

1
:  the labor of carrying or transporting
2
archaic :  the cost of carrying :  porterage
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

2por·tage

verb \ˈpr-tij, pr-ˈtäzh\
por·tagedpor·tag·ing

Definition of PORTAGE

transitive verb
:  to carry over a portage
intransitive verb
:  to move gear over a portage

First Known Use of PORTAGE

1836

Por·tage

geographical name \ˈpr-tij\

Definition of PORTAGE

1
city NW Indiana E of Gary pop 36,828
2
city SW Michigan S of Kalamazoo pop 46,292

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