Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A charge exacted at a restaurant for every bottle of liquor served that was not bought on the premises.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A fee charged by a restaurant to serve wine that the diner has provided, at a BYOB.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The charge made by innkeepers for drawing the cork and taking care of bottles of wine bought elsewhere by a guest.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The corking or uncorking of bottles; hence, the serving of wine or other bottled beverages in hotels and inns. Specifically
  • n. A charge made by hotel-keepers and others for the serving of wine and liquors not furnished by the house, or for the corking and re-serving of partly emptied bottles.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a charge added at a restaurant for every bottle of wine served that was not bought on the premises

Etymologies

cork +‎ -age (Wiktionary)

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