Barge meaning

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To barge is defined as to push ahead in a clumsy or abrupt way.

To rush through a door without knocking is an example of barge.

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The definition of a barge is a large boat whose underside is flat that is used for hauling goods on waterways and in harbors.

A flatboat is an example of a barge.

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A powerboat reserved for the use of an admiral.
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To carry by barge.
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To move about clumsily.
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To intrude or interrupt, especially rudely.

Barged into the meeting.

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A large boat, usually flat-bottomed, for carrying heavy freight on rivers, canals, etc.
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A large pleasure boat, esp. one used for state ceremonies, pageants, etc.
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A boat reserved for the use of a flag officer.
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Any clumsy boat.
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To carry by barge.
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To move slowly and clumsily.
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To come or go (in or into) in a rude, abrupt, or clumsy way.
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To collide heavily or clumsily; run (into)
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A ship that is used to carry heavy and space-intensive products in rivers, lakes, or other waterways. For example, inland river barges that carry oil products typically hold 25,000 barrels; ocean-going barges range in size up to 120,000 barrels.
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A large flat-bottomed towed or self-propelled boat used mainly for river and canal transport of heavy goods or bulk cargo.
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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.
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One of the boats of a warship having fourteen oars.
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The wooden disk in which bread or biscuit is placed on a mess table.
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(US) A double-decked passenger or freight vessel, towed by a steamboat.
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(US, dialect, dated) A large omnibus used for excursions.
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To intrude or break through, particularly in an unwelcome or clumsy manner.
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To push someone.
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Origin of barge

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin barca boat bark3

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French barge (“boat”), from Vulgar Latin barca, from Ancient Greek βάρις (báris, “Egyptian boat”), from Coptic ⲃⲁⲁⲣⲉ (bāre, “small boat”), from Egyptian *bēre.

    From Wiktionary