the act or cost of carting.
Historical Examples

A small parlor organ is practically a necessity and can probably be procured for the cost of the cartage.
Why the Chimes Rang: A Play in One Act Elizabeth Apthorp McFadden

We had no railway to Donegal, fifteen miles away, and cartage was too expensive.
Ireland as It Is Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)

These rates are exclusive of cartage and of the extra charges referred to in Appendix I. Page vii.
Railway Rates: English and Foreign J. Grierson

We met a party of peons conveying salt on the backs of oxen to cartage.
In New Granada W.H.G. Kingston

Most of the cartage and trucking is done on bamboo poles by Chinamen and with hand trucks, pulled by ropes and shoved.
Seven Legs Across the Seas Samuel Murray

The crops were to a great extent cut, and some were in process of cartage in heavy waggons.
In the Russian Ranks John Morse

In cities, for purposes of carriage and cartage, men are used instead of horses.
Up To Date Business Various

This is no cartage by a team hauling in the open, but a jerky removal, the work of invisible levers.
The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles Jean Henri Fabre

Freight, cartage, and cost of erecting the machine ready for use should be included.
Cyclopedia of Commerce, Accountancy, Business Administration, v. 4 Various

Few horses or oxen were seen here, most of the cartage being done on two-wheeled trucks by men, women, and boys.
Seven Legs Across the Seas Samuel Murray

the process or cost of carting

c.1300, from cart + -age.


Read Also:

  • Cartwright

    Edmund, 1743–1822, English clergyman: inventor of the power-driven loom. his brother, John, 1740–1824, English parliamentary reformer. Contemporary Examples Rather, Cartwright said, there was a concern about “how the Iranians would perceive it,” and “how the Israelis might perceive it.” Obama Sold Israel Bunker-Buster Bombs Eli Lake September 22, 2011 Afterward, Cartwright says, he reassured Koh […]

  • Cartagena

    a seaport in SE Spain. a seaport in N Colombia. Contemporary Examples In Cartagena, he adds, “these women sometimes look to meet people perhaps in the hope of going abroad and having a better future.” Colombian Cabdriver Recounts Escorts’ Reaction to Secret Service Feud Mac Margolis, Jenny Gonzalez April 20, 2012 Consider the Sixth Summit […]

  • Carte

    (italics) French. menu; bill of fare. Compare à la carte. a playing card. Archaic. a map or chart. Richard d’Oyly [doi-lee] /ˈdɔɪ li/ (Show IPA), D’Oyly Carte, Richard. Contemporary Examples Is it just something that they have carte blanche to do as they see fit? NYPD Gives Fox News Special Protection Kelly Knaub November 30, […]

  • Carte-blanche

    unconditional authority; full discretionary power: The government appears to have given the military carte blanche in Afghanistan. She was given carte blanche to decorate her room as she wished, perhaps an unwise decision on the part of her parents. Synonyms: license, free rein, blank check, free hand. Cards. a hand having no face card but […]

Disclaimer: Cartage definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.