portage[ pawr-tij, pohr-, or for 2, 3, 5, 6, pawr-tahzh ]SEE DEFINITION OF portage
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PORTAGE
In 1847, he completed his light-house work by building the Portage River light-house.
From Warren he removed to Ravenna, in the adjoining county of Portage.
The day we passed over this portage was a most miserable one.
The next outcrop observed was on the portage from the Nascaupee River.
A railway across this portage was opened for traffic in 1876.
The place of transit from one river to the other was known for years as the Portage.
“If the redskins are in any force it will be impossible to land and make the portage,” I said.
There was but one other place, however, where we had to make a portage.
The Indians helped them to carry their canoes and effects across the portage.
Taking the canoe and freight upon their shoulders, they carried them along the well-trodden trail which constituted the portage.