Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The master or a crew member of a barge.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A man employed on a barge; an oarsman.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The man who manages a barge, or one of the crew of a barge.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A member of the crew of a barge.
  • noun A barge owner, maintainer, or captain of a barge.
  • noun nautical, slang A nickname for a large white maggot, that frequently infested ship's biscuits; most likely a larva of the cadelle beetle, Tenebroides mauritanicus.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun someone who operates a barge

Etymologies

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Examples

  • His father, Simon Farber, a former bargeman in Poland, had immigrated to America in the late nineteenth century and worked in an insurance agency.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • His father, Simon Farber, a former bargeman in Poland, had immigrated to America in the late nineteenth century and worked in an insurance agency.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • His father, Simon Farber, a former bargeman in Poland, had immigrated to America in the late nineteenth century and worked in an insurance agency.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • And yet the bargeman said she was traveling only with a priest.

    The Mistaken Wife

  • And yet the bargeman said she was traveling only with a priest.

    The Mistaken Wife

  • And yet the bargeman said she was traveling only with a priest.

    The Mistaken Wife

  • He uprooted a clump of turf and hid the wig beneath it so that no passing bargeman might mistake it for a relic of an aristocratic romp in the grass.

    La insistencia de Jürgen Fauth

  • Elizas father, Jonathan Makepeace, was born in London in 1866 to a penniless Thames bargeman and his wife.

    The Forgotten Garden

  • How the son of a poor London bargeman came to meet and fall in love with the high-born Georgiana Mountrachet remains a mystery.

    The Forgotten Garden

  • Elizas father, Jonathan Makepeace, was born in London in 1866 to a penniless Thames bargeman and his wife.

    The Forgotten Garden

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