Definition of metage in English:

metage

noun

  • 1The duty paid for the official weighing of loads of coal, grain, or other material.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In analogy with the load and the metage in hydrodynamics, we define magnetohydrodynamic load and magnetohydrodynamic metage in the case of magnetofluids.’
    1. 1.1 The official weighing of loads of coal, grain, or other material.

Origin

Early 16th century: from mete + -age.

Pronunciation:

metage

/ˈmedij/