cart·​age | \ ˈkär-tij How to pronounce cartage (audio) \

Definition of cartage

: the action of or rate charged for carting

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Starting with his family’s modest cartage business and some gas stations, Moroun built a vast trucking and logistics network that spans North America and landed him for a time on Forbes magazine’s list of the wealthiest Americans. John Gallagher, Detroit Free Press, "Matthew Moroun's goal: Changing the narrative about his family for the better," 3 Oct. 2017 A resident of the 2500 block of Shannon Road, having advertised on Craigslist to sell tires, reported July 21 that someone tried to buy them with a fraudulent check, sent in the mail, for the price of the tires plus cartage. Irv Leavitt,, "Police: Thieves ransack cars, getting loose change and a gun," 24 July 2017

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First Known Use of cartage

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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