portage - definition and synonyms

noun
  1.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    1
    carrying boats or cargo over land between two bodies of water

    Using a portage yoke allows a kayaker to distribute the weight of the kayak across both shoulders; this technique makes longer portages easier and reduces the strain on the body.

    Submitted by Nick N. Rowan from Russian Federation on 09/11/2011
  2.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    2
    a place where portage is happening

    They made use of the waterways wherever possible and used portage paths to avoid rapids.

    Submitted by Nick N. Rowan from Russian Federation on 09/11/2011