demurrage

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noun de·mur·rage \di-ˈmər-ij, -ˈmə-rij\

Definition of demurrage

  1. 1 :  the detention of a ship by the freighter beyond the time allowed for loading, unloading, or sailing

  2. 2 :  a charge for detaining a ship, freight car, or truck

1641

First Known Use of demurrage

1641

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