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  • n. Material used to fill space and prevent goods from moving about during transport; dunnage.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See dunnage.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Nautical, loose wood or other substances, as horns, ratan, coir, etc., stowed among the parts of a cargo to chock it, or placed below dry cargo to keep it from bilge-water; dunnage.

Etymologies

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French. See fardel.

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  • Wood or other materials laid on the bottom of a ship's hold to prevent water damage to cargo, or when stowed among casks and other cargo, to prevent them from moving during shipping. Also see dunnage.

    February 15, 2008