Definition of metage in English:

metage

noun

historical
  • 1[mass noun] The duty paid for the official weighing of loads of coal, grain, or other material.

    • ‘In analogy with the load and the metage in hydrodynamics, we define magnetohydrodynamic load and magnetohydrodynamic metage in the case of magnetofluids.’
    • ‘About 1,200,000 chaldrons are consumed in Middlesex and Surrey; of this quantity, at least two-thirds are for domestic purposes, and pays 6 d. per chaldron land metage, making the enormous amount of 20,000 l. annually.’
    1. 1.1 The official weighing of loads of coal, grain, or other material.

Origin

Early 16th century: from mete + -age.

Pronunciation:

metage

/ˈmiːtɪdʒ/