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lighter

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noun ligh·ter \ˈlī-tər\

Definition of lighter

  1. :  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


First Known Use: 14th century


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lighter

verb ligh·ter

Definition of lighter

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to convey by a lighter

1840

First Known Use of lighter

1840


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lighter

noun ligh·ter

Definition of lighter

  1. 1 :  one that lights or sets a fire

  2. 2 :  a device for lighting a fire; especially :  a mechanical or electrical device used for lighting cigarettes, cigars, or pipes

1553

First Known Use of lighter

1553





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