lestage

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French, from Old French lastage (ballast), from Medieval Latin lestagium (tax imposed on a ship's lading), from Old English hlæst (load, freight), from Proto-Germanic *hlastą, *hlastuz (load, burden), from Proto-Indo-European *kleh₂- (to put, lay out). Cognate with Old High German hlast, hlesti (load) (German Last). More at lade.

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lestage m (plural lestages)

  1. (nautical) ballasting

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