Definitions

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

  • n. The passage of a ship through a lock.
  • n. A toll paid for the use of a lock.
  • n. A system of locks.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Materials for locks in a canal.
  • n. The works forming a canal lock or locks.
  • n. A toll paid for passing the locks of a canal.
  • n. The amount of elevation and descent made by the locks of a canal.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Materials for locks in a canal, or the works forming a lock or locks.
  • n. Toll paid for passing the locks of a canal.
  • n. Amount of elevation and descent made by the locks of a canal.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Materials for locks in a canal or stream; works which form a lock.
  • n. Toll paid for passing a lock in a stream, as the Thames in England.
  • n. Elevation or amount of elevation and descent made by the locks of a canal.

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

  • n. a system of locks in a canal or waterway
  • n. passage through a lock in a canal or waterway
  • n. a fee charged for passage through a lock in a canal or waterway

Etymologies

lock +‎ -age (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The construction of a 25 foot waterway with very considerable reduction in lockage delays, will, however, change the whole complexion of Montreal's adverse position as a charter market.

    The St. Lawrence Deep Waterway Project: A Canadian View of Its Economic Aspects

  • In addition, the biometrics lockage and security system will reduce anxiety and stress over house safety management.

    Shell Villa by ARTechnic Architects

  • The locks, the lock chambers, we have a 1,200-foot lock chamber, which would allow five barges deep and three barges wide, plus its towed to enter in and traditional lock up or down the river and then we have a 600 lock chamber which is smaller but would still allow lockage through traditionally.

    CNN Transcript Sep 27, 2009

  • The tug Gatun approaches Gatun Locks for the first trial lockage.

    The Path Between the Seas

  • The official time given for this first lockage was one hour fifty-one minutes, or not quite twice as long as would be required once everything was in working order.

    The Path Between the Seas

  • Then on September 26 at Gatun the first trial lockage was made.

    The Path Between the Seas

  • For not only was the operator able to see the entire lockage process in miniature and in operation on the board before him, but the switches were interlocking–mechanically.

    The Path Between the Seas

  • For a complete lockage through the canal, for one ocean-to-ocean transit, the expenditure would be double that amount, all of it fresh water and all washed out to sea.

    The Path Between the Seas

  • So the situation in the locks could be read in an instant on the board at any stage of the lockage.

    The Path Between the Seas

  • - Set hold-down bar on left-hand sheet surface and release hand-lever lockage.

    6. Sequence of Selected Shearing Operations

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