port·age (pôrtĭj, pôr-täzh)
a. The act or an instance of carrying.
b. A charge for carrying.
a. The carrying of boats and supplies overland between two waterways or around an obstacle to navigation.
b. A track or route used for such carrying.
tr. & intr.v. port·aged, port·ag·ing, port·ag·es
To transport or travel by portage: canoed and portaged the goods; portaging around the rapids.
[Middle English, from Old French, from porter, to carry, from Latin portāre; see per-2 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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