• (RP) IPA: /bɑːdʒ/
  • (GA) IPA: /bɑɹdʒ/

barge (plural barges)

  1. A large flat-bottomed towed or self-propelled boat used mainly for river and canal transport of heavy goods or bulk cargo.
  2. A richly decorated ceremonial state vessel propelled by rowers for river processions.
  3. 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.
  4. One of the boats of a warship having fourteen oars
  5. The wooden disk in which bread or biscuit is placed on a mess table.
  6. (US) A double-decked passenger or freight vessel, towed by a steamboat.
  7. (US, dialect, dated) A large omnibus used for excursions.
Synonyms Translations Translations
  • Russian: ба́рка
Translations Verb

barge (barges, present participle barging; past and past participle barged)

  1. To intrude or break through, particularly in an unwelcome or clumsy manner.
  2. (transitive) To push someone.

Proper noun
  1. Surname

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