lockage

noun

lock·​age
-kij,
-kēj
plural -s
1
a
: 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

Word History

Etymology

lock entry 2 + -age

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“Lockage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lockage. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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