ballastage definition

  • noun:
    • A toll taken care of the privilege of taking on ballast in a port or harbour.
    • A toll taken care of the privilege of taking up ballast in a port or harbor.
    • An old right of this admiralty in most the royal streams of Great Britain to levy a rate for providing boats with ballast.
    • The cost paid for the privilege of taking ballast, because from a gravel-bed, etc.
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