- 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
ME & OFr < ML barga < LL barca < *barica < Gr baris, Egyptian boat < Coptic barī, small boat
transitive verb barged, barging
to carry by barge