ligh·​ter·​age ˈlī-tə-rij How to pronounce lighterage (audio)
: the loading, unloading, or transportation of goods by means of a lighter
: a price paid for lightering

Examples of lighterage in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That’s where lighterage comes it. David Axe, Forbes, 10 Sep. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of lighterage was in the 15th century

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“Lighterage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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