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Webster 1913 Edition


ullage

ul′lage

(ŭl′lā̍j; 48)
,
Noun.
[OF.
eullage
,
ouillage
, the filling up of a cask, fr.
ouillier
,
oillier
,
euillier
, to fill a wine cask; properly, to add oil to prevent evaporation, as to a flask that is nearly full, fr. OF.
oile
oil. See
Oil
.]
(Com.)
The amount which a vessel, as a cask, of liquor lacks of being full; wantage; deficiency.

Webster 1828 Edition


Ullage

UL'LAGE

,
Noun.
In commerce, the wantage of casks of liquor, or what a cask wants of being full.

Definition 2021


ullage

ullage

English

Noun

ullage (countable and uncountable, plural ullages)

  1. In a wine bottle, the empty space between the cork and the top of the wine.
  2. In a cask or barrel, the empty space, occupied by air, that is created by not completely filling the cask or barrel
  3. The topping-up of such a barrel with fresh wine
  4. In an industrial setting, the empty space in a tank, such as for fuel

Verb

ullage (third-person singular simple present ullages, present participle ullaging, simple past and past participle ullaged)

  1. To gauge the amount of empty space between the top of a cask and the level of liquid inside it.