Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

lighter +‎ -age

Examples

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

    Cocos (Keeling) Islands

  • 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

    The 2007 CIA World Factbook

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

    The 1999 CIA 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

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

    The 2005 CIA World Factbook

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

    The 2001 CIA World 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

  • 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 workers; tourism employs others

    The 2007 CIA World Factbook

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