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First published 1937 (DOST Vol. I).

Ankerage, n. Also: ankerrage, ankeradge, hankerage; ankyrage; ankar-, ancarage. [e.m.E. ankarage (1516), ankerage, rare variants of anchorage (1388).]

1. = Anchorage 1. 1429 Lanark & R. 284.
The said burgh … auch to have the custum and ankerage of it [= the river Clyde]
1482 Edinb. B. Rec. 46.
The ankyrage of ilk grete schip
1498 Acta Conc. II. 177.
Thare wrangus uptaking of thare devoryis callit le ankerage of the schippis
1540 Edinb. Chart. 212.
Allegiand that thai suld have hankerage and small custome of his said boit
1586 Conv. Burghs I. 213.
Sax pundis for customes, ankerage, … and all vther dewties
1602 Ib. II. 134.
Reserwand … ankerage, and beknage
1665 Ib. III. 579.
Vplifting of shoar deues and ankeradge … of all vessells coming in

2. The right of anchoring. 1572 Irvine Mun. I. 63.
Frie ische and intres … togidder with ankirage and ankirheid upoun the saidis landis

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