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floatage meaning

Pronunciation:   "floatage" in a sentence
  • Noun: floatage
    1. The state of floating; that which floats
      - flotage

    Derived forms: floatages

Examples

  1. He revolutionized the slow system of rafting logs by floatage with the current of the river in 1865 by a successful experiment of pushing log rafts ahead of a steam boat, independent of the river currents, and this with his introduction of the system of brail rafting, facilitated the movement of log stock while greatly lessening the expense of delivering them from the booms at Reef Slough and other points, to the mills at various points on the lower river; but for these advantages, the work of the mills would never have reached the vast volume to which they soon attained.

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