wharfage

noun
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. al, "Carnival docks cruise ship in Mobile, but for how long?," 17 Mar. 2020 The money came from parking fees from visitors and wharfage fees assessed on the cruise ship being docked in Mobile. al, "Carnival: No cruises from Mobile until at least September 1," 4 May 2020 The money was generated from wharfage and parking fees. al, "Carnival docks cruise ship in Mobile, but for how long?," 17 Mar. 2020 The money comes from parking fees from visitors and wharfage fees assessed on the cruise ship. al, "Carnival extends shutdown on cruising until June 26," 13 Apr. 2020 The money was generated from wharfage and parking fees. al, "Carnival docks cruise ship in Mobile, but for how long?," 17 Mar. 2020 The money was generated from wharfage and parking fees. al, "Carnival docks cruise ship in Mobile, but for how long?," 17 Mar. 2020 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

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First Known Use of wharfage

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

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“Wharfage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wharfage. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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