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lighter

noun ligh·ter \ ˈlī-tər \

Definition of lighter

: a large usually flat-bottomed barge used especially in unloading or loading ships

Origin and Etymology of lighter

Middle English, from Middle Dutch *lichter, from lichten to unload; akin to Old English lēoht light in weight


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lighter

verb

Definition of lighter

: to convey by a lighter

First Known Use of lighter

1840


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lighter

noun

Definition of lighter

1 : one that lights or sets a fire
2 : a device for lighting a fire; especially : a mechanical or electrical device used for lighting cigarettes, cigars, or pipes

First Known Use of lighter

1553



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