porterage


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por·ter·age

 (pôr′tər-ĭj)
n.
1. The carrying of burdens or goods as done by porters.
2. The charge for this activity.
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porterage

(ˈpɔːtərɪdʒ)
n
1. the work of carrying supplies, goods, etc, done by porters
2. (Commerce) the charge made for this
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.porterage - the charge for carrying burdens by porters
charge - the price charged for some article or service; "the admission charge"
2.porterage - the transportation of burdens by porters
carry - the act of carrying something
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porterage

[ˈpɔːtərɪdʒ] Nporte m
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porterage

n (= charge)Trägerlohn m
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porterage

[ˈpɔːtərɪdʒ] nfacchinaggio
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Like the other men in the house, he knew of the carrying to and fro of the great chest, and had got it into his head that the care exercised in its porterage indicated that it was full of treasure.
To money paid first cost--francs 100, at 5.25, -- $19.04 To interest on same for -- 00.00 To portion of passage money, -- 00.04 To porterage, -- 00.00 1/4 To washing and making up, -- 00.25(Mem.--See if a deduction cannot be made from this charge.)
The basket being large and heavy, Car had placed it for convenience of porterage on the top of her head, where it rode on in jeopardized balance as she walked with arms akimbo.
A man don't see all this here a goin' on dreadful round him, in the way of Subjects without heads, dear me, plentiful enough fur to bring the price down to porterage and hardly that, without havin' his serious thoughts of things.
With no worse aggravation of his symptoms, however, than the utterance of divers croaking sounds expressive of obstructed respiration, he fulils his share of the porterage and the benevolent old gentleman is deposited by his own desire in the parlour of the Sol's Arms.
Peggotty, wiping the heat consequent on the porterage of Peggotty's box from his forehead;
From today, union members who work for ISS in security, the post room, porterage and reception, will begin a two-week period of industrial action.
Prices start at PS15,195pp for two sharing, including Silver Class train and hotel accommodation, meals with wine, excursions, porterage, transfers, services of a tour manager and gratuities.
Mostly in Turbat area there a lot of children they are doing porterage in city.
Christmas Day includes breakfast, a traditional Christmas lunch and a light evening buffet Welcome drink, porterage, after dinner tea & coffee and light entertainment every night Pantomime ticket Excursion to Eastbourne Optional excursion to Chichester & Arundel (PS10pp) Coach package holidays and short breaks are subject to Just Go!
The role includes operating heating and lighting systems, clearing litter and other debris, and undertaking porterage duties.