sinkage

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noun sink·age \ˈsiŋ-kij\

Definition of sinkage

  1. 1 :  depression, indentation

  2. 2 :  the process or degree of sinking

  3. 3 :  the distance from the top line of a full page to the first line of lowered matter

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First Known Use of sinkage

1847

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