crimpage

  • 1 Crimpage — Crimp age ( ?j), n. The act or practice of crimping; money paid to a crimp for shipping or enlisting men. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 crimpage — crimp·age …

    English syllables

  • 3 crimpage — pij noun ( s) Etymology: crimp (V) + age archaic : money paid to a crimp for his services …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 4 buckle — I. n. 1. Clasp, brooch, broach. 2. Curl, crimp, crimpage. II. v. a. Fasten with a buckle. III. v. n. 1. Bend, bow, double up, curl, shrivel. 2. (Rare.) Struggle, contend, strive …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 5 crimp —   n. person luring or shanghaiing sailors aboard vessel; v.t. so to obtain sailors for ship.    ♦ crimpage, n. rate paid to crimp …

    Dictionary of difficult words


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