lockage

noun
lock·​age | \ -kij, -kēj \
plural -s

Definition of lockage

1a : an act or the process of passing something (as a boat) through a lock
b : something passed or passing through a lock especially : the quantity (as of logs) that can be locked at one time
2 : the construction of a system of locks (as in a canal) also : a system of locks
3 : toll paid for passing through a lock or locks (as of a canal)
4 : the vertical distance through which a boat is raised or lowered in passing through a lock or series of locks also : the volume of water involved in the process

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“Lockage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lockage. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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