Barge

Noun

  • A large flat-bottomed towed or self-propelled boat used mainly for river and canal transport of heavy goods or bulk cargo
  • One of the boats of a warship having fourteen oars
  • (US, dialect, dated) A large omnibus used for excursions.
  • A large flat-bottomed coastal trading vessel having a large spritsail and jib-headed topsail, a fore staysail and a very small mizen, and having leeboards instead of a keel
  • (US) A double-decked passenger or freight vessel, towed by a steamboat.
  • A richly decorated ceremonial state vessel propelled by rowers for river processions
  • The wooden disk in which bread or biscuit is placed on a mess table

Verb

  • (transitive) To push someone.
  • To intrude or break through, particularly in an unwelcome or clumsy manner.

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