Part of speech: noun

A flat- bottomed freight- boat; a large boat for excursions.

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Usage examples "barge":

  1. A barge could carry 50 tons on a canal and only 30 tons on a river. - "Our Legal Heritage", S. A. Reilly.
  2. So in that barge I travelled to Thebes like a great noble, or a royal mummy being borne to burial. - "Moon of Israel", H. Rider Haggard.
  3. A kind of barge was lying about two yards from the side of the quay, waiting to take us over. - "The Bible in Spain", George Borrow.