Primage meaning

(archaic) A payment made for loading or unloading a ship, or for care of goods during transit by ship.
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(archaic, UK) An import duty levied by a guild of harbour pilots (especially at Kingston-upon-Hull and Newcastle-upon-Tyne).
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(Australia, New Zealand) An additional import duty levied by customs.
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(engineering, rare) Droplets of water suspended in steam (especially in the cylinder of a steam engine).
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Origin of primage

  • From Late Latin primagium. (The French word post-dates the English.)

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  • From prime +‎ -age.

    From Wiktionary