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Meaning of BARGE

Pronunciation:  bârj

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a flatbottom boat for carrying heavy loads (especially on canals)
  2. [v]  transport by barge on a body of water
  3. [v]  push one's way; "she barged into the meeting room"

BARGE is a 5 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: flatboat, hoy, lighter, push forward, thrust ahead
 See Also: barge in, belt along, boat, break in, bucket along, butt in, cannonball along, chime in, chisel in, cut in, dredger, hasten, hie, hotfoot, houseboat, Norfolk wherry, pelt along, pontoon, put in, race, rush, rush along, scow, send, ship, speed, transport, wherry



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Barge\, n. [OF. barge, F. berge, fr. LL. barca, for
barica (not found), prob. fr. L. baris an Egyptian rowboat,
fr. Gr. ?, prob. fr. Egyptian: cf. Coptic bari a boat. Cf.
{Bark} a vessel.]
1. A pleasure boat; a vessel or boat of state, elegantly
   furnished and decorated.

2. A large, roomy boat for the conveyance of passengers or
   goods; as, a ship's barge; a charcoal barge.

3. A large boat used by flag officers.

4. A double-decked passenger or freight vessel, towed by a
   steamboat. [U.S.]

5. A large omnibus used for excursions. [Local, U.S.]

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