Last"age (?) n. [E. lestage ballasting, fr. lest ballast, or LL. lastagium, lestagium. See Last a load.]
A duty exacted, in some fairs or markets, for the right to carry things where one will.
A tax on wares sold by the last.
The lading of a ship; also, ballast.
Room for stowing goods, as in a ship.
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