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noun (1)

pound·​age ˈpau̇n-dij How to pronounce poundage (audio)


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noun (2)

: a charge per pound of weight
: weight in pounds

Examples of poundage in a Sentence

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Both companies are big players in the Gulf’s menhaden netting industry, which represents the largest segment—in terms of sheer poundage—of the region’s larger commercial fishery. Outdoor Life, 21 Sep. 2023 Focusing on structure and efficiency over maximum poundage will be your best approach. Brett Williams, Men's Health, 27 May 2023 Deadlift Mistakes to Avoid While pulling a new PR can be one of the most fulfilling experiences in the gym, sacrificing pure poundage for good form can set you up for injury. Jeff Tomko, Men's Health, 15 June 2023 Sitka was getting the most deliveries and paying nicely in five poundage categories: <2 $1.00, 2-3 $2.10, 3-4 $2.40, 4-5 $2.85, 5-7 $3.65, 7 ups $5.35 (h/t to the Fish Ticket by Alaska Boats and Permits). Anchorage Daily News, 13 Apr. 2021 Wilson said the poundage and prices will be revealed next month at the IPHC interim meeting. Anchorage Daily News, 6 Oct. 2020 One of the simplest ways to add a new element to your workout (and keep the same movements as your other bodyweight sessions without picking up a dumbbell or barbell) is to strap some poundage onto your torso and give yourself additional resistance by wearing a weighted vest. Brett Williams, Men's Health, 18 Dec. 2022 For example, almost 40 percent of owners with a dog deemed overweight by a veterinarian described the poundage as normal (and one owner even thought their overweight dog should gain more!). Julie Hecht, Scientific American, 1 Sep. 2015 Purdy recommends adding a pound or two to the total poundage. Shannon Ullman, Health, 20 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

Noun (1)

1554, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1599, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of poundage was in 1554

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“Poundage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/poundage. Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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