stump·​age ˈstəm-pij How to pronounce stumpage (audio)
: the value of standing timber
: uncut marketable timber
also : the right to cut it

Examples of stumpage in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The supply of standing trees (called stumpage) is abundant. Bryan Rich, Forbes, 18 May 2021 Timber owners were taxed on the stumpage price, which is the price without factoring in those additional costs. oregonlive, 11 June 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1835, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of stumpage was in 1835

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“Stumpage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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