Definitions

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

  • n. Shelter and anchorage for ships.
  • n. Shelter; refuge.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A place for refuge for a vessel.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Shelter; entertainment.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Lodging; shelter; dwelling; abode.

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

  • n. (nautical) a place of refuge (as for a ship)

Etymologies

harbor +‎ -age (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • After the bed bugs stopped moving within the paper, called a harborage, the scientists applied the desiccant dust followed by the alarm pheromone.

    New Research Shows We May Finally Win The Battle Against Bed Bug Infestation

  • The brief added that, because their exclusion from the U.S. "is constitutionally valid, their resulting harborage at Guantánamo Bay is constitutional as well."

    Andy Worthington: Free The Guantanamo Uighurs!

  • Was there coal, was there petroleum or gold, was there rich soil or harborage, or the site for a fine city, these obsessed and witless Governments cried out for scramblers, and a stream of shabby, tricky, and violent adventurers set out to found a new section of the landed aristocracy of the world.

    In the Days of the Comet

  • It was accessible along a clear channel through the bordering coral reefs, and it offered calm harborage in the lee of the arm—the lee being alternately one side or the other, depending on which way the monsoon winds were blowing.

    The Song of The Dodo

  • If the comet fragments strike in the predicted locations, and the expected changes in local geography and sea level take place, Site 149 is going to be within a few kilometers of the new shoreline, right on top of what ought to be the best harborage for three thousand kilometers.

    Roger MacBride

  • I had seen the invasion fleet entering upon its peaceful harborage at Brundisium.

    Mercenaries Of Gor

  • In such close harborage it would be possible to walk across the sea yard, moving from deck to deck.

    Guardsman Of Gor

  • The rocks among which they crouched were a rough harborage from which they could see the shore as a dark blot.

    Key Out of Time

  • Carol would have offered it harborage long before.

    Prudence Says So

  • In "The Moon of the Caribbees" that chastening moment comes to Smitty, the "Duke," when memories of a girl back home, assisted by the stimulus of rum, steel him against the luring temptations of the bumboat negresses and the crooning chant from shore in West Indian harborage.

    The Real Eugene O'Neil

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