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crimp +‎ -age


crimpage (uncountable)

  1. The act or practice of crimping, or entrapping soldiers or sailors into service.
  2. Money paid to a crimp for shipping or enlisting men.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for crimpage in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)