portage definition

  • noun:
    • The work or a case of carrying.
    • a fee for carrying.
    • Nautical The carrying of boats and products overland between two waterways or just around an obstacle to navigation.
    • Nautical A track or course useful for such carrying.
    • An act of carrying, particularly the carrying of a boat overland between two waterways
    • The path used for such holding
    • A charge created for holding something
    • A sailor's wages when in interface.
    • The actual quantity of a sailor's earnings for a voyage.
    • A porthole.
    • The act of carrying or transporting.
    • the cost of carriage; porterage.
    • convenience of carrying; tonnage.
    • A carry between navigable seas. See 3d Carry.
    • The work of holding; carriage; transport.
    • what is held or transported; cargo; freight; baggage.
    • Tonnage; burden of a vessel.
    • the cost paid for carriage; freight-charges.
    • A break in a chain of water-communication over which items, boats, etc., need to be held, as from 1 lake, river, or channel to some other, or along the financial institutions of streams round waterfalls, rapids, and/or want; a carry.
    • An opening; a port or port-hole.
    • overland track between navigable waterways
    • the cost of holding or moving
    • holding ships and supplies overland
  • verb-transitive:
    • Nautical to move or travel by portage: canoed and portaged the products; portaging across the rapids.
  • verb:
    • To carry a boat overland
    • to transport (products, boats, etc.) overland between navigable seas.
  • others:
    • to transport; pack, as a boat around a portage.
    • to transport; proceed by carrying (a boat or load); make a portage.

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