porterage por‧ter‧age [ˈpɔːtərɪdʒ ǁ ˈpɔːr-] noun [uncountable] TRAVEL
when someone helps you carry bags that you are travelling with:

• The cost of the trip includes round-trip air fare, transfers, and porterage.

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porterage UK US /ˈpɔːtərɪdʒ/ noun [U]
the job of carrying things for other people, especially at railway stations, airports, etc., or the money that is paid for this: »

The railways will increase porterage rates from June.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Porterage — Por ter*age, n. 1. The work of a porter; the occupation of a carrier or of a doorkeeper. [1913 Webster] 2. Money charged or paid for the carriage of burdens or parcels by a porter. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • porterage — index carriage Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • porterage — [pôrt′ərij] n. 1. a porter s work 2. the charge for this …   English World dictionary

  • porterage — Ⅰ. porter [1] ► NOUN 1) a person employed to carry luggage and other loads. 2) a hospital employee who moves equipment or patients. 3) dark brown bitter beer brewed from charred or browned malt. [ORIGIN: so called because it was originally made… …   English terms dictionary

  • porterage — noun Date: 15th century a porter s work; also the charge for it …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • porterage — /pawr teuhr ij, pohr /, n. 1. the work of a porter or carrier. 2. the charge for such work. [1400 50; late ME; see PORTER1, AGE] * * * …   Universalium

  • porterage — noun a) The transportation of goods by a porter b) The charge for this transportation …   Wiktionary

  • porterage — pÉ”rtÉ™rɪdÊ’ / pɔːt n. work of a person who carries luggage and parcels; carriage fees, charge for carrying parcels …   English contemporary dictionary

  • porterage — por·ter·age …   English syllables

  • porterage — /ˈpɔtərɪdʒ/ (say pawtuhrij) noun 1. the work of a porter or carrier. 2. the charge for such work. {porter1 + age} …  

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