Definition for TUN'NAGE

TUN'NAGE, n. [from tun.]

  1. The amount of tuns that a ship; will carry; the content or burden of a ship. A ship pays a duty according to her tunnage.
  2. The duty charged on ships according to their burden, or the number of tuns at which they are rated. U. States' Laws.
  3. A duty laid on liquors according to their measure. – Cyc.
  4. A duty paid to mariners by merchants for unloading their ships, after a rate by the tun. – Cyc.
  5. The whole amount of shipping, estimated by the tuns.

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