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Meaning of poundage

pound•age

Pronunciation: (poun'dij), [key]
— n.
  1. a tax, commission, rate, etc., of so much per pound sterling or per pound weight.
  2. weight in pounds.

pound•age

Pronunciation: (poun'dij), [key]
— n.
  1. confinement within an enclosure or within certain limits.
  2. the fee demanded to free animals from a pound.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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