lockage

noun lock·age \-kij, -kēj\

Definition of lockage

plural

-s

  1. 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. 2 :  the construction of a system of locks (as in a canal); also :  a system of locks

  3. 3 :  toll paid for passing through a lock or locks (as of a canal)

  4. 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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Origin and Etymology of lockage

2lock + -age


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