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Definition of "wharfage" [wharf•age]

  • The use of wharves or a wharf. (noun)
  • The charges for this usage. (noun)
  • A group of wharves. (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 "wharfage" in a sentence
  • "The agreement ensures that New Millennium will have the right to export its products over the SIPA owned dock at Sept-Iles at competitive and established long term wharfage rates."
  • "Then there was a clamorous demand for "wharfage," and the hackman charged half a dollar for taking me a quarter of a mile."
  • "Since the arrival of container ships in the 1960s, with their need for giant cranes and open acres of wharfage, the 43 deepwater "finger piers" of San Francisco's northeastern waterfront have largely become an anachronism."