Definition of lockage in English:



mass noun
  • 1The construction or use of locks on waterways.

    • ‘There would be descending lockage the whole way, and the Lake Erie water would have continued in the Canal until it arrived at the Hudson!’
    • ‘The question of lockage becomes a very interesting point.’
    • ‘If you are required to wait, the lockmaster should be able to give an approximate time available for lockage.’
    • ‘Availability of this type of lockage depends on the ship traffic for the day, and as such cannot be scheduled.’
    • ‘Remain moored until the lockage is complete, the gate is fully opened, and the lockmaster signals you to depart.’
    • ‘When you are within a couple miles, monitor Channel 14 to hear if other boats are requesting lockage.’
    • ‘The towboat alone is separated from its barges and moved alongside the barges for lockage.’
    1. 1.1 The amount of rise and fall of water levels resulting from the use of locks.
      • ‘The lockage in Rhode Island varies by only a few between the actual and the estimated; while in Massachusetts, there is a great deal of difference in the number.’
    2. 1.2 Money paid as a toll for the use of a lock.