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French, from porter (“to carry”).
portage (plural portages)
- An act of carrying, especially the carrying of a boat overland between two waterways.
- The route used for such carrying.
- A charge made for carrying something.
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- Carrying capacity; tonnage.
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- The wages paid to a sailor when in port, or for a voyage.
- A porthole.
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- (nautical) To carry a boat overland