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ground +‎ -age


groundage (countable and uncountable, plural groundages)

  1. (nautical) A local tax paid by a ship for the ground or space it occupies while in port.
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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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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 groundage in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)