Associations to the word «Portage»


PORTAGE, noun. An act of carrying, especially the carrying of a boat overland between two waterways.
PORTAGE, noun. The route used for such carrying.
PORTAGE, noun. A charge made for carrying something.
PORTAGE, noun. Carrying capacity; tonnage.
PORTAGE, noun. The wages paid to a sailor when in port, or for a voyage.
PORTAGE, noun. A porthole.
PORTAGE, verb. (nautical) To carry a boat overland

Dictionary definition

PORTAGE, noun. The cost of carrying or transporting.
PORTAGE, noun. Overland track between navigable waterways.
PORTAGE, noun. Carrying boats and supplies overland.

Wise words

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