stowage

noun
stow·​age | \ ˈstō-ij How to pronounce stowage (audio) \

Definition of stowage

1a : an act or process of stowing
b : goods in storage or to be stowed
2a : storage capacity
b : a place or receptacle for storage
3 : the state of being stored

Examples of stowage in a Sentence

There's a lot of stowage below deck.
Recent Examples on the Web The spare, Scandinavian interior largely remains as before, with adequate room for four adults, a cargo hold that falls midpack in this segment, and just a bare minimum of cabin stowage space. Joe Lorio, Car and Driver, 11 Mar. 2022 The cabin and the cargo area are spacious, but small-item stowage is lacking. Kelly Hellwig, Car and Driver, 22 Feb. 2022 The interior isn't very roomy, though, and suffers from a dearth of in-cabin stowage. Joe Lorio, Car and Driver, 22 Sep. 2021 Then there is the stowage, with boxes of materials crammed against walls for future use. Elizabeth Howell, Forbes, 1 Nov. 2021 The Tursimo body style retains the Porsche Taycan sedan’s front luggage compartment, with 2.9 cubic feet for stowage. Dan Neil, WSJ, 14 Oct. 2021 The spare, Scandinavian interior largely remains as before with adequate room for four adults, a cargo hold that falls midpack in this segment, and just a bare minimum of stowage space. Joe Lorio, Car and Driver, 1 Oct. 2021 While the new bins are far roomier than standard shelf bins, there still is not enough space to guarantee stowage space for every passenger. Dan Catchpole, Fortune, 19 Dec. 2019 The payments won’t go only one way: for example, NASA is paying Axiom $1.69 million for various services, including providing cold stowage aboard the Crew Dragon to ship station experiments back to Earth. Jeffrey Kluger, Time, 11 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of stowage

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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Last Updated

8 Apr 2022

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“Stowage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stowage. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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