Definitions

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

  • n. Nautical Transportation of goods on a lighter.
  • n. Nautical The fee charged for lightering.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The fee paid for conveyance of goods on a lighter.
  • n. The act of unloading into a lighter, or of conveying by a lighter.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The price paid for conveyance of goods on a lighter.
  • n. The act of unloading into a lighter, or of conveying by a lighter.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of unloading cargo into a lighter.
  • n. The price paid for unloading a ship by means of a lighter, or for conveying goods or merchandise in lighters.

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

  • n. the fee charged for carrying goods in lighters
  • n. the transportation of goods on a lighter

Etymologies

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lighter +‎ -age

Examples

  • Cocos (Keeling) Islandsnote: the Cocos Islands Cooperative Society Ltd. employs construction workers, stevedores, and lighterage workers; tourism employs others

    Labor force-by occupation

  • Labor force—by occupation: note: the Cocos Islands Cooperative Society Ltd. employs construction workers, stevedores, and lighterage workers; tourism employs others

    Cocos (Keeling) Islands

  • Having brought the cacao to the coast, there yet remains the lighterage to the ocean liner, which lies anchored some two miles from the shore, rising and falling to the great rollers from the broad

    Cocoa and Chocolate Their History from Plantation to Consumer

  • Ltd. employs construction workers, stevedores, and lighterage worker operations; tourism employs others

    The 1999 CIA Factbook

  • Labor force - by occupation: the Cocos Islands Cooperative Society Ltd. employs construction workers, stevedores, and lighterage workers; tourism employs others

    The 2004 CIA World Factbook

  • Ltd. employs construction workers, stevedores, and lighterage workers; tourism employs others

    The 2007 CIA World Factbook

  • Labor force - by occupation: note: the Cocos Islands Cooperative Society Ltd. employs construction workers, stevedores, and lighterage workers; tourism employs others

    The 2007 CIA World Factbook

  • These include an annual payment of eighty thousand francs ($15,440), and the refunding of lighterage and pilotage dues, to the North German Lloyd on their East Asiatic and Australian lines; and fifteen hundred francs

    Manual of Ship Subsidies

  • Plans were immediately made to have a screwpile steel jetty constructed to take three more vessels, together with lighterage facilities.

    Aid to Russia Through the Persian Gulf

  • There we installed the newest system of traffic control, new engine terminals, coaling plants and lighterage docks, and established a fleet of lighters.

    The Railway At War

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