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Definition of "ferriage" [fer•ri•age]

  • The act or business of carrying by ferry. (noun)
  • The toll charged for a ferry passage. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ferriage" in a sentence
  • "The lake was angry and white-capped, and though a hundred caches were waiting ferriage, no boats were plying back and forth."
  • "Every ferry keeper in Illinois had to maintain “a post or board, on which shall be written the rates of ferriage … by law allowed.”"
  • "The final demand for ferriage across was eight yards of cloth and four fundo9 of sami-sami, or red beads; which was at once paid."