A small static shape in the game of life. An extended tub.

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Barge (?), n. [OF. barge, F. berge, fr. LL. barca, for barica (not found), prob. fr. L. baris an Egyptian rowboat, fr. Gr. , prob. fr. Egyptian: cf. Coptic bari a boat. Cf. Bark a vessel.]

1.

A pleasure boat; a vessel or boat of state, elegantly furnished and decorated.

2.

A large, roomy boat for the conveyance of passengers or goods; as, a ship's barge; a charcoal barge.

3.

A large boat used by flag officers.

4.

A double-decked passenger or freight vessel, towed by a steamboat.

[U.S.]

5.

A large omnibus used for excursions.

[Local, U.S.]

 

© Webster 1913.

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