quayage

noun

quay·​age ˈkē-ij How to pronounce quayage (audio)
ˈkā-,
ˈkwā-
1
: a charge for use of a quay
2
: room on or for quays
3
: a system of quays

Word History

Etymology

Middle English kaiage, keyage, borrowed from Anglo-French kayage, keyage, from kay, keye quay + -age -age

First Known Use

1707, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of quayage was in 1707

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“Quayage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quayage. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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