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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.
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1. (Nautical Terms) a system of locks in a canal
2. (Nautical Terms) passage through a lock or the fee charged for such passage
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(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.
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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"
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(= canal lock)Schleusensystem nt, → Schleusenanlage f
(= toll)Schleusengeld nt
(= passage of ship)(Durch)schleusen nt
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