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a. The act or an instance of carrying.
b. A charge for carrying.
a. The carrying of boats and supplies overland between two waterways or around an obstacle to navigation.
b. A track or route used for such carrying.
tr. & intr.v. port·aged, port·ag·ing, port·ag·es Nautical
To transport or travel by portage: canoed and portaged the goods; portaging around the rapids.
[Middle English, from Old French, from porter, to carry, from Latin portāre; see per- in Indo-European roots.]
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portage(ˈpɔːtɪdʒ; French pɔrtaʒ)
1. the act of carrying; transport
2. (Commerce) the cost of carrying or transporting
3. the act or process of transporting boats, supplies, etc, overland between navigable waterways
4. the route overland used for such transport
to transport (boats, supplies, etc) overland between navigable waterways
[C15: from French, from Old French porter to carry]
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por•tage(ˈpɔr tɪdʒ, ˈpoʊr- or, for 2,3,5,6, pɔrˈtɑʒ)
n., v. -taged, -tag•ing. n.
1. the act of carrying; carriage.
2. the carrying of boats, supplies, etc., overland from one navigable water to another.
3. the route over which this is done.
4. the cost of carriage.v.i.
5. to make a portage.v.t.
6. to carry over a portage: to portage a canoe.
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Past participle: portaged
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|Noun||1.||portage - the cost of carrying or transporting|
cost - the total spent for goods or services including money and time and labor
|2.||portage - overland track between navigable waterways|
|3.||portage - carrying boats and supplies overland|
carry - the act of carrying something
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portage[ˈpɔːtɪdʒ] N → porteo m
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