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Definition of "dunnage" [dun•nage]

  • Loose packing material used to protect a ship's cargo from damage during transport. (noun)
  • Personal baggage. (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 "dunnage" in a sentence
  • "Reusable industrial packaging, known as dunnage, is frequently made from EPP due to its durability and its inherent ability to absorb energy in transit."
  • "Braintech solutions will guide robots manufactured by ABB Inc.'s Robotic, Automotive and Manufacturing Group to locate heavy transmission castings on pallets called "dunnage", move the castings to a work area, and then pick up the empty dunnage and place it on a conveyor."
  • "From the article:Braintech solutions will guide robots manufactured by ABB Inc.'s Robotic, Automotive and Manufacturing Group to locate heavy transmission castings on pallets called "dunnage", move the castings to a work area, and then pick up the empty dunnage and place it on a conveyor."
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