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ullage noun 1 the amount of wine, etc by which a container falls short of being full. 2 the quantity of liquid lost from a container through leakage, evaporation, etc. 3 a the part of a fuel tank, especially that of a rocket, that is not filled with fuel; b the volume or capacity of this part. 4 slang the dregs remaining in a glass, etc.
ETYMOLOGY: 15c: from French eullage, from euillier to fill a barrel or cask, from Latin oculus eye, used in the sense 'bung-hole'.