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1barge

noun \ˈbärj\

: a large boat that has a flat bottom and that is used to carry goods in harbors and on rivers and canals

Full Definition of BARGE

:  any of various boats: as
a :  a roomy usually flat-bottomed boat used chiefly for the transport of goods on inland waterways and usually propelled by towing
b :  a large motorboat supplied to the flag officer of a flagship
c :  a roomy pleasure boat; especially :  a boat of state elegantly furnished and decorated
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Origin of BARGE

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin barca
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Nautical Terms

avast, aweigh, flotsam, jib, keel, lee, port, starboard, stay

Rhymes with BARGE

2barge

verb

: to move or push in a fast, awkward, and often rude way

bargedbarg·ing

Full Definition of BARGE

transitive verb
:  to carry by barge
intransitive verb
1
:  to move ponderously or clumsily
2
:  to thrust oneself heedlessly or unceremoniously <barged into the meeting>

Examples of BARGE

  1. He came rushing down the stairs, barging into the crowd of people at the bottom.
  2. She barged through the door without even knocking.

First Known Use of BARGE

1649
BARGED Defined for Kids

1barge

noun \ˈbärj\

Definition of BARGE for Kids

:  a broad boat with a flat bottom used chiefly in harbors and on rivers and canals

2barge

verb
bargedbarg·ing

Definition of BARGE for Kids

:  to move or push in a fast and often rude way <He barged through the crowd.>

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