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1. The passage of a ship through a lock.
2. A toll paid for the use of a lock.
3. A system of locks.


1. (Nautical Terms) a system of locks in a canal
2. (Nautical Terms) passage through a lock or the fee charged for such passage


(ˈlɒk ɪdʒ)

1. the construction, use, or operation of locks, as in a canal or stream.
2. a toll paid for passage through a lock.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lockage - a fee charged for passage through a lock in a canal or waterway
fee - a fixed charge for a privilege or for professional services
2.lockage - a system of locks in a canal or waterway
canal - long and narrow strip of water made for boats or for irrigation
system - instrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity; "he bought a new stereo system"; "the system consists of a motor and a small computer"
3.lockage - passage through a lock in a canal or waterway
transit, passage - a journey usually by ship; "the outward passage took 10 days"


(= canal lock)Schleusensystem nt, → Schleusenanlage f
(= toll)Schleusengeld nt
(= passage of ship)(Durch)schleusen nt
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A major incentive announced at the ceremony is a reduction in lockage fees for new cargo on the Welland Canal, a collaborative effort with Transport Canada to encourage short-sea shipping.
There are no lockage fees or tolls, but barge operators pay fuel taxes targeted at new construction.
Lawrence Seaway reported 81,581 tonnes (80,296 long tons) of new cargo (approximately one-half of which was domestic short sea freight) during the first three months of 2005 as a result of reductions in lockage fees on the Welland Canal (Canadian Transportation Logistics 2005).
Lawrence Seaway announced today that it is reducing lockage fees on the Welland Canal for ships carrying cargo that is new to the waterway.
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