wharfage

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

wharf +‎ -age

Noun[edit]

wharfage (uncountable)

  1. A dock; quay; or pier
  2. A fee charged for using a wharf.
    • 1895, John Houston Merrill, The American and English Encyclopedia of Law, p. 100.
      If the owner of goods deposited at a wharf sells them, and gives notice to the wharfinger of such sale, on tendering the wharfage then due, he is discharged from liability for future wharfage.
    • 1913, United States. Army. Corps of Engineers, Water terminal and transfer facilities, page 537:
      the wharfage or shorage rates are 10 cents per cord of wood, 10 cents per thousand feet of lumber, and 1 cent per tie, and these rates do not include handling

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