barge


barge
barge NOUN 1) a long flat-bottomed boat for carrying freight on canals and rivers. 2) a large ornamental boat used for pleasure or on ceremonial occasions.
VERB 1) move forcefully or roughly. 2) (barge in) intrude or interrupt rudely or awkwardly.
ORIGIN Old French, perhaps from Greek baris 'Egyptian boat' .

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