Definition of metage in English:


Line breaks: me¦tage
Pronunciation: /ˈmiːtɪdʒ


[mass noun] historical
  • The duty paid for the official weighing of loads of coal, grain, or other material.
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    • About 1,200,000 chaldrons are consumed in Middlesex and Surrey; of this quantity, at least two-thirds are for domestic purposes, and pays 6 d. per chaldron land metage, making the enormous amount of 20,000 l. annually.
    • In analogy with the load and the metage in hydrodynamics, we define magnetohydrodynamic load and magnetohydrodynamic metage in the case of magnetofluids.


early 16th century: from mete1 + -age.

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