The method of placing cargo into a single hold or compartment of a ship to prevent damage, shifting, etc.

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  • Stowage — Stow age, n. 1. The act or method of stowing; as, the stowage of provisions in a vessel. [1913 Webster] 2. Room in which things may be stowed. Cook. [1913 Webster] In every vessel is stowage for immense treasures. Addison. [1913 Webster] 3. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stowage — [stō′ij] n. 1. a stowing or being stowed 2. place for stowing 3. something stowed 4. charges for stowing …   English World dictionary

  • stowage — noun a) A place where things are stowed. Accomodations were so poor I think we were in stowage, with the rest of the cargo. b) Things that are stowed. Our stowage disappeared down the chute, into the employee only cargo area, never to be seen… …   Wiktionary

  • stowage — [[t]sto͟ʊɪʤ[/t]] N UNCOUNT Stowage is the space that is available for stowing things on a ship or aeroplane. Stowage is provided in lined lockers beneath the berths …   English dictionary

  • Stowage — In naval architecture, stowage is the amount of room for storing materials on board a ship …   Wikipedia

  • stowage — The placing of cargo on a ship. See broken stowage …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • stowage — stow ► VERB 1) pack or store (an object) tidily in an appropriate place. 2) (stow away) conceal oneself on a ship, aircraft, etc. so as to travel secretly or without paying. DERIVATIVES stowage noun. ORIGIN shortening of BESTOW(Cf. ↑bestowal …   English terms dictionary

  • stowage — noun Date: 14th century 1. a. an act or process of stowing b. goods in storage or to be stowed 2. a. storage capacity b. a place or receptacle for storage 3. the state of being stored …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • stowage — /stoh ij/, n. 1. an act or operation of stowing. 2. the state or manner of being stowed. 3. room or accommodation for stowing something. 4. a place in which something is or may be stowed. 5. something that is stowed or to be stowed. 6. a charge… …   Universalium

  • stowage — Synonyms and related words: accommodation, allocation, assignment, burden, capacity, cold storage, collocation, conservation, content, cordage, custody, dead storage, deployment, deposit, deposition, disposition, dry storage, emplacement,… …   Moby Thesaurus