from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A bargelike vessel with steel hull, large hatchways, and coal transporters, for coaling war vessels from its own hold or from other colliers.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A barge for coaling ships. It carries its own hoisting apparatus, derricks, etc., but has no propelling-engines.
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