Definitions

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  • n. A lighter, or vessel for inland navigation.

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  • n. A lighter, or vessel for inland navigation.

Etymologies

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Compare French gabare, Armenian kobar, gobar.

Examples

  • When I set foot, twelve years before this night I speak of, on the gabert that carried me down to Dunbarton on my way to the Humanities classes, I could have sworn I was leaving

    John Splendid The Tale of a Poor Gentleman, and the Little Wars of Lorn

  • This too precious, an Italian corporation demanding cost cutting. nelson gabert from United States Outlying writes: anonymous in Ont from Canada writes: Foxrun x from Oakville, Canada writes: Hey anonymous, CAW do not get sick days off Foxrun x from Oakville, Canada writes: Fiat acting like an efficient cost cutter,

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  • "The freight from Glasgow is generally between 2s. and 2s. 6d. the single cart, but those that take a great cargo (of coals) and employ gaberts, get them a little cheaper." --P. Kilfinan. Argylshire. Statist. Acc. xiv, p. 256. Cited in Dr. Jamieson's Scottish Dictionary and Supplement, 1841.

    May 18, 2011