portage

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French, from porter (to carry).

Noun[edit]

portage (plural portages)

  1. An act of carrying, especially the carrying of a boat overland between two waterways.
  2. The route used for such carrying.
  3. A charge made for carrying something.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Bishop Fell to this entry?)
  4. Carrying capacity; tonnage.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Hakluyt to this entry?)
  5. The wages paid to a sailor when in port, or for a voyage.
  6. A porthole.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)

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Verb[edit]

portage (third-person singular simple present portages, present participle portaging, simple past and past participle portaged)

  1. (nautical) To carry a boat overland

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