wharf·​age | \ ˈ(h)wȯr-fij How to pronounce wharfage (audio) \

Definition of wharfage

1a : the provision or the use of a wharf
b : the handling or stowing of goods on a wharf
2 : the charge for the use of a wharf
3 : the wharf accommodations of a place : wharves

Examples of wharfage in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The money was generated from wharfage and parking fees. John Sharp | Jsharp@al.com, al, "Mobile, Carnival to celebrate 3-year agreement for cruising," 11 Oct. 2019 Tickets are generally in the $26 range, but Newport Landing is offering OC Family readers a promo code for a $12 trip, plus fuel and wharfage fees. Karin Klein, Orange County Register, "How to go whale watching in Orange County," 5 June 2017 Norwegian would be required to pay dockage and wharfage fees according to rates for small vessels through September 2017 and then pay full county tariff rates from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30, 2019. Chabeli Herrera, miamiherald, "A new Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings terminal could be coming to PortMiami," 3 May 2017

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First Known Use of wharfage

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

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27 Jan 2020

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“Wharfage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wharfage. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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