stowage

Part of speech: noun

The act or manner of stowing, or the state of being stowed.

Part of speech: noun

Space or charge for stowing goods.

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Usage examples "stowage":

  1. The old captain had won these rings from the young lord and put them for safety in the horse; Borland suspected, probably charged him with false play; they fought, and his lordship carried away the stick to recover his own; but had failed to find the rings, taking the boxes in the bamboo for all there was of stowage in it. - "Warlock o' Glenwarlock", George MacDonald.
  2. It was half full of plunder of all sorts, and there was barely room, if soft stowage, for us. - "A Sea Queen's Sailing", Charles Whistler.
  3. She had great stowage forward and below: if there was a large take, boat after boat could empty its load into her, and go back and draw its nets again. - "The Marquis of Lossie", George MacDonald.