- a large boat, usually flat-bottomed, for carrying heavy freight on rivers, canals, etc.
- a large pleasure boat, esp. one used for state ceremonies, pageants, etc.
- a boat reserved for the use of a flag officer
- Slang any clumsy boat
Origin of bargeMiddle English and Old French from Medieval Latin barga from Late Latin barca from an unverified form barica from Classical Greek baris, Egyptian boat from Coptic bar?, small boat
transitive verbbarged, barg′ing
- to move slowly and clumsily
- to come or go (in or into) in a rude, abrupt, or clumsy way
- to collide heavily or clumsily; run (into)