ullage

noun
ul·​lage | \ ˈə-lij How to pronounce ullage (audio) \

Definition of ullage

: the amount that a container (such as a tank or cask) lacks of being full

First Known Use of ullage

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ullage

Middle English ulage, from Anglo-French ulliage, from *ullier to fill a partially empty cask, from Old French (Picard dialect) oel bunghȯle, literally, eye, from Latin oculus eye — more at eye

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“Ullage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ullage. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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