Barge – meaning of the word and examples

To hurry somewhere or through a place in a rude and forceful way. (Cambridge Dictionary)

barge is a long, narrow boat with a flat bottom. Barges are used for carrying heavy loads, especially on canals. (Collins Dictionary)

If you barge into a place or barge through it, you rush or push into it in a rough and rude way. (Collins Dictionary)

A roomy usually flat-bottomed boat used chiefly for the transport of goods on inland waterways and usually propelled by towing. (Merriam – Webster)

A large motorboat supplied to the flag officer of a flagship. (Merriam – Webster)

A long flat-bottomed boat for carrying freight on canals and rivers, either under its own power or towed by another. (Oxford Dictionaries)

A long ornamental boat used for pleasure or ceremony. (Oxford Dictionaries)

A boat used by the chief officers of a warship. (Oxford Dictionaries)


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N.W.T. gov’t cancels shipping barge, leaving Northern communities without supplies.

Coast Guard believes they have located missing barge underneath Boston Harbour.


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