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barge




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barge
     1. n. A large flat-bottomed towed or self-propelled boat used mainly for river and canal transport of heavy goods or bulk cargo.
     2. n. A richly decorated ceremonial state vessel propelled by rowers for river processions.
     3. n. 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. n. One of the boats of a warship having fourteen oars
     5. n. The wooden disk in which bread or biscuit is placed on a mess table.
     6. n. (US) A double-decked passenger or freight vessel, towed by a steamboat.
     7. n. (US, dialect dated) A large omnibus used for excursions.
     8. v. To intrude or break through, particularly in an unwelcome or clumsy manner.
     9. v. To push someone.

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The second barge was later removed, officials said. 


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