Definition of lockage in English:


Line breaks: lock|age
Pronunciation: /ˈlɒkɪdʒ


[mass noun]
  • 1The construction or use of locks on waterways.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.

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