Definition of porterage in English:


Pronunciation /ˈpôrdərəj/ /ˈpɔrdərədʒ/


  • The work of carrying luggage, supplies, or other materials, done by porters or laborers.

    ‘facilities include porterage, restaurant, and cocktail bar’
    • ‘An indefinite ‘work to rule’ has also started, which will see nurses refusing to carry out porterage and administrative tasks, as well as certain medical duties such as taking blood samples.’
    • ‘Tell them that you support their action and that you don't want the resolution lifted until it can be independently confirmed that the practices of slave labour and porterage have stopped.’
    • ‘As well as a glass lift between the main tower and the rest of the complex, there will be 24-hour hotel-style porterage, basement parking and 18,000 sq ft of commercial space.’
    • ‘In a tsetse-free zone, where all sections of society adapted quickly to the use of animal draught, South Africa had a great transport advantage over many other parts of the continent that were dependent on humans for porterage.’
    • ‘There is a briefing before people are allowed on to the mountain and government taxes and porterage tips to be sorted out.’