Also found in: Thesaurus.


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
References in periodicals archive ?
Each lockage measures a full cycle of emptying and filling a lock.
The main goal of the project is to ensure safety conditions for vessels and cargo during lockage.
COMMERCIAL LOCKAGE DATA, 2013 Total % Coal by Commodity Structure River Tonnage Value Charleroi v-Mon4 Monongahela 84.
Each vessel is raised 26m in the locks to meet Gatun Lake with each lockage using 197 million litres of fresh water, which ultimately ebbs away to the sea.
Next, we present and discuss results with three proposed UMR congestion mitigation measures: improved scheduling by resequencing queues at congested UMR locks, employing helper boats to reduce lockage times, and constructing new larger locks.
The rolling horizon procedure on deterministic lockage co-scheduling to the two dams of the Three Gorges Project, Kybernetes 39(8): 1376-1383.
attack can o anybody, when lockage od A heart attack can happen to anybody, anywhere when there's a blockage in the blood supply to a muscle surrounding din ng the heart.
He ensured that the Acts authorising the canals gave him many advantages; for example, he owned the only limeworks in the area and the lockage for lime was only 2d a ton.
Imposing user fees high enough to recoup both types of costs, through raising fuel taxes, imposing charges for lockage, or imposing fees based on shipment weight and distance traveled, could reduce the deficit by $204 million in 1997 and $2.
There are no lockage fees or tolls, but barge operators pay fuel taxes targeted at new construction.
When completed in 1993, the new lock will allow multiple-barge tows to traverse the dam without splitting up, decreasing average lockage time from 13 hours to two hours and ending a big traffic bottleneck.