Definition of lockage in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈläkij/


1The construction or use of locks on waterways.
Example sentences
  • When you are within a couple miles, monitor Channel 14 to hear if other boats are requesting lockage.
  • Availability of this type of lockage depends on the ship traffic for the day, and as such cannot be scheduled.
  • Remain moored until the lockage is complete, the gate is fully opened, and the lockmaster signals you to depart.
1.1The amount of rise and fall of water levels resulting from the use of locks.
Example sentences
  • The lockage in Rhode Island varies by only a few between the actual and the estimated; while in Massachusetts, there is a great deal of difference in the number.
1.2Money paid as a toll for the use of a lock.

Words that rhyme with lockage

blockage, dockage

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Syllabification: lock·age

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