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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

The carrying of boats or goods overland from one body of water to another.

Usage examples (37)
  • We needed to portage the canoes several times during the journey down the river.
  • The reason for having children, of course, is so that you can express yourself through their "portage"--and a cargo bike has way more smug-appeal than a rideable stroller:
  • The portage is a fine road through a handsome plain.
  • We set out on the 14th before day, and effected the portage, which is long and difficult. for more
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