barge
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin barca Date: 14th century any of various boats: as a. a roomy usually flat-bottomed boat used chiefly for the transport of goods on inland waterways and usually propelled by towing b. a large motorboat supplied to the flag officer of a flagship c. a roomy pleasure boat; especially a boat of state elegantly furnished and decorated II. verb (barged; barging) Date: 1649 transitive verb to carry by barge intransitive verb 1. to move ponderously or clumsily 2. to thrust oneself heedlessly or unceremoniously <
barged into the meeting
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