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1. Loose packing material used to protect a ship's cargo from damage during transport.
2. Personal baggage.
[Middle English dennage, from Middle Dutch denne, flooring of a ship.]
(Nautical Terms) loose material used for packing cargo
[C14: of uncertain origin]
1. baggage or personal effects.
2. loose material laid beneath or wedged among objects carried by ship or rail to prevent injury from chafing or moisture or to provide ventilation.
[1615–25; earlier dynnage; compare Anglo-Latin dennagium dunnage]