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Definition of "barge" []

  • A long, large, usually flatbottom boat for transporting freight that is generally unpowered and towed or pushed by other craft. (noun)
  • A large, open pleasure boat used for parties, pageants, or formal ceremonies. (noun)
  • A powerboat reserved for the use of an admiral. (noun)
  • To carry by barge. (verb-transitive)
  • To move about clumsily. (verb-intransitive)
  • A vessel, usually flat-bottomed and with or without its own power, used for transporting freight, esp on canals (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A vessel, often decorated, used in pageants, for state occasions, etc (noun)
  • A boat allocated to a flag officer, used esp for ceremonial occasions and often carried on board his flagship (noun)
  • Any vessel, esp an old or clumsy one (noun)
  • A heavy or cumbersome surfboard (noun)
  • To bump (into) (verb)
  • To push (someone or one's way) violently (verb)
  • To interrupt rudely or clumsily (verb)
  • To bear down on (another boat or boats) at the start of a race (verb)
  • To transport by barge (verb)
  • To move slowly or clumsily (verb)

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Use "barge" in a sentence
  • ""I presume you want to tell us that you intend to go home, that the barge is yours, that the treasures are yours, and that you want to take everything with you and be our leader.""
  • "I was given a flyer at the Joco malecon yesterday and according to someone whom I asked about it, the price has dropped considerably to ride the the barge from the Joco malecon to San Juan Cosala, or that is the destination according to my inexcusably bad Spanish."
  • "$30 Million in barge revenues versus $7B fishing industry."