moor·​age ˈmu̇r-ij How to pronounce moorage (audio)
: an act of mooring
: a place to moor

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web At the gated Oregon Yacht Club moorage north of the Sellwood Bridge in Southeast Portland, owners buy a share, not a slip. oregonlive, 28 Oct. 2022 The slip alone can cost as much as a condo, depending on the moorage, location and if a garage is included. oregonlive, 28 Oct. 2022 Typically $25 per passenger vehicle, and there may be additional slip and moorage fees. Wes Siler, Outside Online, 22 May 2019 The study will help determine whether floating docks are viable for transient moorage and for staging areas for local individuals or charter boats loading and unloading gear and passengers, according to officials., 21 Sep. 2021 Officers were called to the moorage at Chandler’s Cove around 4:30 a.m., where the theft had been reported, according to the Seattle Police Department. Christine Clarridge, The Seattle Times, 21 Aug. 2018 There are moorage rental fees of about $500 to $850 per month. Janet Eastman,, 31 Mar. 2018 Each of the more than 40 moorage facilities in the Greater Portland Area has unique rules and fees. Janet Eastman,, 31 Mar. 2018 Continuous cruisers also avoid moorage costs, which for a boat the length of Lee Marie would be about $3,500 annually at nearby Swanley Bridge Marina. Dan Neil, WSJ, 30 Mar. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1641, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of moorage was in 1641

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“Moorage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Apr. 2023.

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